SOLO Impresses At First Track Appearance

The first time you take ANY car to the track, you never push hard hard. Its more of a systems check. When you have multiple spare cars, parts, etc., then you can push harder, but gradually and in a system. No “Cowboys” allowed on the test track, that’s only in the movies.

The SOLO drove like a Champ on Saturday afternoon, and did a 1:46 lap in its first session at Mission Raceway in British Columbia, and then dropped 3 seconds to a 1:43.3 in its second session. All systems were nominal, and we have a solid baseline of performance. I was driving at 70% the whole time.

As a comparison, the only other cars out there were race prepped “Fast and Furious” type cars with slick tires, doing between 1:25 and 1:33 by our clocks, so SOLO is at the fast side of showroom cars already.

A pdf of track times will be posted as soon as the track sends it to us.

Stay tuned!

From the desk of Electra Meccanica CEO Jerry Kroll:

We are just over a month away from the Public Launch of the 2017 Electra Meccanica SOLO on September 9th, and our first series of cars, the “Signature Series” has already been over-subscribed! Myself, Henry Reisner, and the entire Electra Meccanica team have autographed plaques that will be tastefully installed in each of our first cars, as a memento of our hard work and passion. Initially thinking 120 would be enough, (we’re already at 135) we will extend it to a maximum of 1,000. Based on our current order rate, we should still have some available by Launch date September 9th. All four colours are available in the Signature Series, and its kind of nice to see who was involved in designing, engineering and building your cool car. And the EMV Team is thrilled to be recognized in this way too.

I have been thoroughly testing the SOLO chassis on the streets and on closed courses over the past several weeks. I have even had a few professional race car drivers put the SOLO chassis through it’s paces, with glowing reports. The brakes are incredible. The ride is smooth, the handling is crisp, and the power is robust without being crazy. And there is something sublime going on with the ride of this car, which is as hard to put into words as the feeling that champagne bubbles give to your tongue. When you drive SOLO, you’ll know what I mean and I challenge you to articulate it! $500 from me to the person who nails it!!

If you have your SOLO reserved, I thank you for your order, support and interest in making a change to the roads of the world. If you’re still just thinking about it, go online and put in your refundable $250 now. I have a feeling that our online order system is going to explode during our September 9th launch, as the media picks up on the story. I have a personal expectation number of SOLO orders that I want to see after our September 9, 10 and 11 weekend, but I’ll tell you what it is afterwards.

If you’ve been sitting on a deposit for some other car that hasn’t yet arrived, and there are many of you in the United States, please email us a copy of your reservation today, and we’ll put you in line for a SOLO and honour your deposit as a discount for up to $1,000.00 It seems like both a fair and proper way to get people onto Team SOLO. Finance rates have been quoted to us as around $75 bi-weekly, which is amazing, especially if you consider that you’re not buying/burning gas anymore!

Who’s excited?!


Jerry Kroll, CEO