Ricardo to Integrate Wireless Charging Capability for Electra Meccanica’s SOLO EV

New wireless EV charging system integrated by Ricardo – Qualcomm Halo™ technology –  will bring new level of convenience to the one-seater electric vehicle.

To enable future mobility based services in a planned autonomous version of Electra Meccanica’s SOLO electric vehicle (EV), the Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of EVs contracted the Hybrid and Electronic Systems team at the Ricardo Santa Clara Technical Center, to integrate the SOLO with a wireless EV charging (WEVC) system from Qualcomm. Qualcomm Halo™ WEVC technology uses resonant magnetic induction to transfer energy wirelessly from a ground-based pad to a second pad integrated within the vehicle. This energy is then used to recharge the vehicle’s battery and no user interaction with infrastructure or cables will be required.

“At Electra Meccanica, we believe the future of mobility will include autonomous driving options, so we felt that it was important to start engineering those capabilities for SOLO now,” said Ed Theobald, General Manager, Electra Meccanica. “Induction charging is also a new technology we want to provide, and Ricardo has helped drive the integration of the Qualcomm Halo system for SOLO.”

Electra Meccanica is currently developing its SOLO single passenger all-electric vehicle which is intended to revolutionize the way people commute.  SOLO is a three-wheeled, highway capable commuter car with a 100-mile range provided by its 17.3 kWh Li-ion battery pack.  Currently, recharging is by wire via a J1772 Universal Connector using a standard North American 110V or 220V AC electrical supply.

“Ricardo is pleased to have been asked to assist Electra Meccanica with the integration of the Qualcomm Halo wireless EV charging system on the SOLO vehicle,” commented Ricardo Inc president Paul Rivera. “Wireless charging of electric vehicles brings considerable benefits in terms of user convenience, avoiding the need to use cables or plug-in to recharge. We wish Electra Meccanica every success with the SOLO vehicle and its new wireless charging capability.”

Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology has a high misalignment tolerance, both vertically and horizontally, enabling it to support high and low road clearance vehicles such as SUVs and roadsters, with the ground-based pad installed either on the road, flush mounted or even buried beneath the surface. The car does not need to be precisely parked; proper alignment of the charging pads is conveniently indicated through a positioning system. This technology has the potential to revolutionise the electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle ownership experience and remove the inconvenience of plugging and unplugging almost every day.

Ricardo worked with Electra Meccanica to prepare a Qualcomm Halo WEVC demonstration system for integration. This was tested at the Ricardo Santa Clara facility before integration into the SOLO technology demonstrator vehicle at Electra Meccanica’s facilities outside of Vancouver. The application software development and testing of the vehicle was completed in January 2018 and the vehicle is ready for investors and customers to experience the improved functionality the system offers the SOLO, freeing users from the need to plug and unplug.

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp., a Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, builds the innovative, all-electric SOLO, a single passenger vehicle developed to revolutionize the way people commute, as well as the Tofino convertible, an elegant high-performance sports car. Both vehicles are tuned for the ultimate driving experience while making your commute more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

Intermeccanica has successfully been building high-end specialty cars for 57 years. Electra Meccanica, with its subsidiary Intermeccanica, is delivering next generation affordable electric vehicles to the masses.

 For more information, visit www.EMVauto.com

  

Ricardo plc is a global, world-class, multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy. Our people are committed to providing outstanding value through quality engineering solutions focused on high efficiency, low emission, class-leading product innovation and robust strategic implementation. With a century of delivering excellence and value through technology, our client list includes the world’s major transportation original equipment manufacturers, supply chain organizations, energy companies, financial institutions and governments. Guided by our corporate values of respect, integrity, creativity & innovation and passion, we enable our customers to achieve sustainable growth and commercial success. Ricardo is listed in the FTSE4Good Index, which identifies global companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. For more information, visit www.ricardo.com.

 

  

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Electra Meccanica media contact:

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Head of Media Relations

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Email: JeffHolland@electrameccanica.com

CEO Report – February 2018

Well, 2018 has certainly taken off like a rocket! A year full of preparing has met a huge amount of interest in the SOLO and Tofino. Our year began with the world’s biggest tradeshow, the famous Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas where we featured SOLOs on display as well as demonstration drives for the media. Electra Meccanica was rewarded with the “Automotive Innovation Award” at CES, which was a nice box to check! I like to follow our website traffic to see what effect these things have, and our traffic spiked about 5 fold from this event.

 

We have been receiving a lot of media attention and invitations since CES, and last month our Founder Henry Reisner was interviewed in New York by Fox Business nationally. Again, our web traffic went bonkers and inquiries into our cars and dealerships went crazy. Many thanks to the gang at Fox Business for recognizing an innovative company and product, and we look forward to doing it again soon.

 

One of my heroes has always been Bill Nye the Science Guy, and we had the chance to provide Bill with a demo SOLO this month, and he has posted a video of himself driving it through the streets of California. He is as delightful as he comes across on television, and he loves the SOLO.   Looking cool and saving the planet are things that both Bill and the SOLO are great at!

 

Another technology giant is the Siemens company, who have provided Electra Meccanica with all manner of support including our computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing software.   To celebrate this alliance, Siemens has produced probably the greatest video on Electra Meccanica that I have ever seen. It’s like Star Wars meets EMV! You can find it on the Siemens website, EMV website and YouTube. Special cameo appearances by our talented CAD team and General Manager Ed Theobald.   Not everyone can make it to the EMV facility to meet the team, but the spirit of innovation and accomplishment comes through loud and clear in this video. Send me your comments and let me know if you agree!

 

If you find yourself in the Vancouver area, our President Mark West is hosting another Factory Open House on February 15th from 4-6 pm in New Westminster. At the event you’ll be able to meet the team from the Siemens video — as well as the real star of the show, the SOLO!!   As a special treat, Mark will (for the first time ever) show off some of the very first moulds for the all new Tofino! Yes, they are spectacular, and when you see them you will be even more excited than you are now.   This evolution of the gorgeous Intermeccanica Roadster and Speedster will be spectacular. We are still targeting the car reveal at this September’s Luxury and Supercar show in Vancouver.

 

I look forward to meeting everyone at the Open House, or any of our other events we’ll be participating at in North America and around the world. Watch for our online “Electra Meccanica Update” broadcasts on Facebook, and get ready for an amazing CEO update in March.

 

All the best for Spring, and we’ll see you on the road!

 

Sincerely,

Jerry Kroll, CEO

Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp

 

www.emvauto.com

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Electra Meccanica Wins Automotive Innovation Award at CES

VANCOUVER, Jan. 16, 2018 – Canadian auto manufacturer Electra Meccanica (OTCQB: ECCTF) announced today that the Company has been awarded the Automotive Innovation Award by IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and expertise, at ShowStoppers® at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018, for its new SOLO electric vehicle.

The Innovation Awards at ShowStoppers® took place last week in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the event Electra Meccanica presented the SOLO, an all-electric commuter vehicle designed and built in Vancouver, Canada. With a 100-mile range, the single-seater SOLO addresses the needs of the nearly 80 percent of Americans commuting to work alone in their personal vehicle1.

“It is an honor to receive the Automotive Innovation Award from IHS Markit for our all-electric SOLO, the de facto electric car for daily commuters and the environmentally conscious,” said Jerry Kroll, CEO of Electra Meccanica. “We are grateful for the recognition and welcome others to join us in our vision for a cleaner planet.”

The SOLO retails at $15,500 USD, and interested consumers can place a fully-refundable $250 USD deposit by visiting EMVauto.com. A publically held company, Electra Meccanica began trading on the OTCQB exchange in September of this year, and announced its application filing for NASDAQ Capital Markets listing last October.

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About ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.

Electra Meccanica, a Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, builds the innovative, all-electric SOLO, a single passenger vehicle developed to revolutionize the way people commute, as well as the Tofino convertible, an elegant high-performance sports car. Both vehicles are tuned for the ultimate driving experience while making your commute more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

Intermeccanica has successfully been building high-end specialty cars for 58 years. Electra Meccanica, with its subsidiary Intermeccanica, is delivering next generation affordable electric vehicles to the masses.

Investor Relations Information

Sam Woolf
Investor Relations Coordinator
Tel. 604-715-7607
Email sam@electrameccanica.com

Zoe Tobin
KCSA
Tel. 212-682-6300
Email: ztobin@kcsa.com

Media Contact Information

Jeff Holland
Head of Media Relations
Tel. 562-640-1758
Email: JeffHolland@electrameccanica.com

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Some of the statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of words such as “expects”, “intends”, “is expected”, “potential”, “suggests” or variations of such words or phrases, or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “should”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements and information are not historical facts and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties beyond the Company’s control. Actual results and developments are likely to differ, and may differ materially, from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law.

Electra Meccanica’s All-Electric, One-Seater SOLO to Appear at ShowStoppers @ CES 2018

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) – [January 2nd, 2018] – Canadian auto manufacturer Electra Meccanica (OTCQB: ECCTF) will preview its all-electric, one-seater SOLO at ShowStoppers @ CES 2018 on January 9th. As many as 1,500 journalists, influencers and analysts are expected at ShowStoppers, where industry pioneers like Electra Meccanica can showcase their revolutionary products in a media-only environment. The news follows on Electra Meccanica’s previous announcement that the SOLO will be making its CES debut as part of the Innovation and Tech Today Pavilion.

 

“We are looking forward to offering a sneak peek at the SOLO to as many people as possible during these world-class events,” said Jerry Kroll, CEO of Electra Meccanica. “We want to show – not simply tell – our audience that we are doing our part to invest in a cleaner planet for future generations. Essentially, the SOLO has two doors, three wheels and one overarching mission – to close the last gas station.”
The SOLO’s single-seater configuration provides an exceptional automotive driving experience, taking into consideration the nearly 80 percent of Americans commuting to work alone in their personal vehicle[1]. Retailing at $15,500 USD, the 100-mile range SOLO’s lithium-ion battery system requires only three hours of charging time on a 220-volt charging station or outlet. As a publically held company, Electra Meccanica began trading on the OTCQB exchange in September of 2017, and announced its application filing for NASDAQ Capital Markets listing last October. In the same month, Electra Meccanica also announced the signing of a manufacturing agreement with Zongshen Industrial Group Co. for the production of 75,000 SOLOs total between 2018 and 2020.

 

British Columbia-based Intermeccanica, a subsidiary of Electra Meccanica, handles current SOLO development and production. “I am thrilled to share with the forward-looking public at ShowStoppers what a dedicated team with a clear mission can accomplish when building on Intermeccanica’s 50+ years of automotive experience,” said Intermeccanica President and Electra Meccanica COO Henry Reisner, who will be attending the show.
ShowStoppers @ CES 2018 will take place on January 9, 2018 from 6 P.M.—10 P.M. at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Electra Meccanica will also be exhibiting as part of CES in the Central Hall at booth #18215 in the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 9-12, 2018.

 

 

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About ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.

 

Electra Meccanica, a Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, builds the innovative, all-electric SOLO, a single passenger vehicle developed to revolutionize the way people commute, as well as the in-development Tofino convertible, an elegant high-performance sports car. Both vehicles are tuned for the ultimate driving experience while making your commute more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

 

Intermeccanica has successfully been building high-end specialty cars for 58 years. Electra Meccanica, with its subsidiary Intermeccanica, is delivering next generation affordable electric vehicles to the masses.

More information can be found at EMVauto.com.

Investor Relations Information

Sam Woolf

Investor Relations Coordinator Tel. 604-715-7607

Email sam@electrameccanica.com

 

Media Contact Information

Jeff Holland

Head of Media Relations Tel. 562-640-1758

Email: JeffHolland@electrameccanica.com

Zoe Tobin

KCSA

Tel. 212-682-6300

Email: ztobin@kcsa.com

 

Cautionary Statement Regarding “Forward-Looking” Information

 

Some of the statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of words such as “expects”, “intends”, “is expected”, “potential”, “suggests” or variations of such words or phrases, or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “should”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements and information are not historical facts and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties beyond the Company’s control. Actual results and developments are likely to differ, and may differ materially, from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law.

[1] US Dept. of Transportation: http://bit.ly/28TtPyH

From the Desk of Jerry Kroll

What a year 2017 has been!

We began customer deliveries of the 2017 SOLOs to the first lucky reservation holders in Canada, and are actively working on the United States Department of Transportation certification process for deliveries in 2018. Additionally, we have multiple factory options coming together, with our first facility in New Westminster now streamlined, and our first large-scale, offshore facility in Asia setting up an assembly line with the ability to produce up to 75,000 SOLOs over the next three years. Those numbers won’t solve worldwide climate destruction by themselves, but with our global ambitions, it will lead the way for a massive change on the roads of the world, moving away from gasoline and diesel! If you have an existing SOLO reservation in hand, you can plan on getting your baby this coming year! If you put an order in now we’ll do our best, but deliveries will likely begin in 2019. Mark, Chris and our sales team have done an amazing job!

This year we also merged the Intermeccanica and Electra Meccanica enterprises into one publicly traded company, and established a market value of over $200 million right out of the gate! One of my recent highlights was touring New York with my financial team and making our application for our upcoming 2018 IPO on the NASDAQ exchange. While I write this, our financial team is traveling around the world before meeting again in New York by the end of this year to ensure that all filings are up-to-date. We will keep everyone posted on this VERY important next step, and you can look forward to a new Electra Meccanica stock trading symbol to be a part of the listing! Try guessing what it’ll be!! And, speaking of New York, we have a beautiful white SOLO in Manhattan now with our Investor Relations group, so if you see it say “Hi” to the gang over there.

As if that wasn’t enough, I also just returned from this season’s first Formula E race in Hong Kong. The event involved two races, and one resulted in a victory by our new buddy Felix Rosenqvist of the Mahindra Formula E Team. If you get a chance, you really should attend one of these futuristic car races! July 14-15 in New York seems to be the most convenient for North American fans. The sound of these amazing race cars is nothing short of delicious, as you hear every gear, spindle and rotor spinning tons of thrust down towards the road. And you can bring your kids, who will not have to worry about the ear protection required at standard internal combustion car events – it’s wonderful! The corporate enthusiasm is there, too. Formula 1 now has 4 manufacturers involved, and Formula E has over ten! The writing’s on the wall!! We may even have an EMV display at the North American events, so we’ll look for you there!

Another massive event that I’ve always wanted to attend is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and I’m happy to say that Electra Meccanica will be displaying there, across from the massive Sony area, on January 9th through the 12th! For years people have been asking us to attend, and two of our newest SOLOs (one red, one white) are just now being loaded on a transporter to head to the Las Vegas Convention Center! And there is no problem getting our team down there, as we always have an exciting and productive time! Let us know if you’re a reservation holder, and we’ll stage a nice photo of you in one of the cars.

The next SOLO driving event, called “SOLOpalooza”, will be in early 2018 in Vancouver. After that, we’re organizing a transporter to take a fleet of cars around to various venues so that we can let everyone have their first hands-on experience with a SOLO. This is one of the most rewarding things for me to see people do, as there is no substitute for actually driving a SOLO. Big smiles, always!! After this sort of test drive, it really doesn’t require much imagination to visualize owning and driving your very own SOLO. Just delightful! I spent the past two days thoroughly testing one of our latest SOLOs before it heads out this week on its mission with a special client. More on that later…

We have a very full and promising year coming up. As I’ve told the team here at EMV, 2018 will likely be an historic year for us, with more SOLO deliveries, the Tofino pre-production car rolling out, the listing on NASDAQ, and deploying some of the largest and most exciting marketing promotions I’ve EVER heard of! You can quiz me next December at our monthly “EMV Update” video broadcast, and let’s see if I’ve met or exceeded your expectations–and my own!!

From all of us at Electra Meccanica and Intermeccanica, I hope you all had a very good 2017, and I hope you are enjoying a peaceful and charming holiday season. I look forward to an even better 2018 that will excite and reward us, while moving us closer to our goal of closing the last gas station.

Season’s Greetings!

Jerry Kroll, CEO
ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.
604-428-SOLO
www.emvauto.com

Electra Meccanica to Present SOLO Electric Car at 2018 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show

All-electric, tech-forward, single-passenger vehicle will transform daily commuting

VANCOUVER, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – For the first time, ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (ECCTF) will showcase its new SOLO electric vehicle (EV) at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 9-12, 2018.

ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (CNW Group/Electrameccanica Vehicles Corp.)
ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (CNW Group/Electrameccanica Vehicles Corp.)

“We are producing the electric vehicle for practical commuters and the environmentally conscious,” said Jerry Kroll, CEO of Electra Meccanica. “We are at the threshold of unleashing a new generation of innovative, advanced technology EVs; CES is the perfect place to showcase the SOLO.”

Electra Meccanica will be exhibiting as part of the Innovation and Tech Today Pavilion located in the Central Hall at booth #18215 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Spanning more than 2.6 million net square feet of floor space, CES is the international stage for nearly 4,000 exhibiting companies unveiling tech products and services.

The SOLO’s single seating configuration provides a unique driving experience, taking into consideration the nearly 80 percent of Americans commuting to work alone in their personal vehicle1. With a 100-mile range, the SOLO’s lithium ion battery system requires only three hours of charging time on a 220-volt charging station or outlet, and approximately twice that on a 110-volt system.

The SOLO retails at $15,500 USD, and interested consumers can place a fully-refundable $250 USD deposit by visiting EMVauto.com. A publically held company, Electra Meccanica began trading on the OTCQB exchange in September of this year, and announced its application filing for NASDAQ Capital Markets listing last October.

About ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.

Electra Meccanica, a Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, builds the innovative, all-electric SOLO, a single passenger vehicle developed to revolutionize the way people commute, as well as the Tofino convertible, an elegant high-performance sports car. Both vehicles are tuned for the ultimate driving experience while making your commute more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

Intermeccanica has successfully been building high-end specialty cars for 57 years. Electra Meccanica, with its subsidiary Intermeccanica, is delivering next generation affordable electric vehicles to the masses.

More information can be found at EMVauto.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding “Forward-Looking” Information

Some of the statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of words such as “expects”, “intends”, “is expected”, “potential”, “suggests” or variations of such words or phrases, or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “should”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements and information are not historical facts and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties beyond the Company’s control. Actual results and developments are likely to differ, and may differ materially, from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law.

[1] US Dept. of Transportation: http://bit.ly/28TtPyH

Electra Meccanica Announces $4 Billion Order Book for SOLO and Tofino Models

VANCOUVER, Nov. 14, 2017  – With a growing demand for non-polluting, energy efficient vehicles, ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (OTCQB: ECCTF), a leading Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, announced today combined corporate and retail orders amounting to 120,880 of its SOLO models and 39,642 Tofino models, totalling $4.38 billion (CAD) in anticipated purchase price value.*

With a mission to revolutionize the way people drive, Electra Meccanica designs and manufactures the SOLO (Retail: $19,888 CAD / $15,500 USD), an electric single passenger vehicle, and the Tofino (Retail: $50,000 CAD / $40,000 USD), a classic sports vehicle with today’s technology. Both models use clean energy and feature a high-performance drivetrain as well as a lightweight composite body.
“It’s clear that there is a healthy appetite for electric vehicles among the masses,” said Jerry Kroll, Electra Meccanica CEO. “It’s our job to release the proven potential of our products to these consumers at an affordable price point. In the coming years, we anticipate that our vehicles will be the ubiquitous electric vehicle.”

The Company’s orders have jumped from 44,047 vehicles combined as of September 14th, totalling $1.604 billion (CAD) in anticipated purchase price value. All retail orders of the SOLO require a $250 refundable deposit, while the Tofino orders require a $1,000 refundable deposit. Corporate orders require a Letter of Intent and all orders are non-binding. The company has received 14 Letters of Intent from corporate orders worldwide, including six from North America, six from Asia and two from Europe.

“The numbers don’t lie: there is tremendous confidence in our products, from both the corporate and consumer standpoint,” Kroll added. “Electra Meccanica is truly at the threshold of unleashing the next generation of affordable electric vehicles.”

Currently producing at its Vancouver, British Columbia facility, by virtue of its manufacturing agreement with Zongshen Industrial Group Co. of China, the company expects larger scale production of the SOLO to begin by the end of the first half of 2018 in order to meet current and expected purchases. On October 2, 2017, the Company announced a manufacturing agreement with Zongshen to produce 75,000 all-electric vehicles over the next three years.

 

About ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.

Electra Meccanica, a Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, builds the innovative, all-electric SOLO, a single passenger vehicle developed to revolutionize the way people commute, as well as the Tofino convertible, an elegant high-performance sports car. Both vehicles are tuned for the ultimate driving experience while making your commute more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

Intermeccanica has successfully been building high-end specialty cars for 57 years. Electra Meccanica, with its subsidiary Intermeccanica, is delivering next generation affordable electric vehicles to the masses.

More information can be found at electrameccanica.com

 

Investor Relations Information:
Sam Woolf
Investor Relations Coordinator Tel. 604-715-7607
Email sam@electrameccanica.com

Zoe Tobin, KCSA
Tel. 212-682-6300
Email: ztobin@kcsa.com

Media Contact Information:
Jeff Holland
Head of Media Relations
Tel. 562-640-1758
Email: JeffHolland@electrameccanica.com

 

Electra Meccanica Joins in Support of International Fossil Fuel-Free Cities Pledge

VANCOUVER, Oct. 25, 2017ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (“Electra Meccanica” or the “Company”), manufacturer of the all-electric SOLO commuter car and all-electric Tofino sport convertible, is pleased to announce that the Company has joined with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson in support of the International Fossil Fuel-Free Cities Pledge.

“As a preeminent company designing and engineering electric vehicles, we couldn’t be more pleased that our city’s Mayor has taken this step toward the eventual elimination of tailpipe emissions from our city’s vehicle fleets,” said Jerry Kroll, CEO, of Electra Meccanica. “Mayor Robertson’s leadership in this area is a testament to his hard work and dedication in positioning Vancouver as a leader in the global clean energy space.”

The pledge was signed at the C40 Cities conference in Paris on Monday, October 23rd, and promotes buying only electric buses starting in 2025.  Additionally, the pledge calls for cities to progressively abandon combustion engines completely by 2030 in a joint fossil-fuel-free streets declaration.

Vancouver joined other cities, including London, Paris, Seattle, Auckland, Barcelona, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Milan and Quito, in a pledge to make major areas within their municipalities emissions-free by 2030.

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About ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.

Electra Meccanica (OTCQB: ECCTF) designs and builds the innovative, all-electric SOLO, and the Tofino all-electric sport convertible. Both vehicles are tuned for the ultimate driving experience while making your commute more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

More information can be found at EMVauto.com.

Investor Relations Information
Sam Woolf
Investor Relations Coordinator Tel. 604-715-7607
Email sam@electrameccanica.com

Media Contact Information
Jeff Holland
Head of Media Relations Tel. 562-640-1758
Email: JeffHolland@electrameccanica.com

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Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented in this news release constitutes “forward-looking statements” as such term is used in applicable United States and Canadian securities laws. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as “anticipates”, “estimates”, “projects”, “expects”, “contemplates”, “intends”, “believes”, “plans”, “may”, “will”, or their negatives or other comparable words) are not statements of historical fact and should be viewed as “forward-looking statements”. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and other factors include, among others, the prices of other electric vehicles, costs associated with manufacturing vehicles, the availability of capital to fund business plans and the resulting dilution caused by the raising of capital through the sale of shares, changes in the electric vehicle market, changes in government regulation, developments in alternative technologies, inexperience in servicing electric vehicles, labour disputes and other risks of the electric vehicle industry including, without limitation, those associated with the delays in obtaining governmental approvals and/or certifications. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.

There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release and in any document referred to in this news release.

Forward-looking statements are made based on management’s beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date the statements are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as required by applicable law. Such forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, the risks and uncertainties outlined in our most recent financial statements and reports and registration statement filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) (available at www.sec.gov) and with Canadian securities administrators (available at www.sedar.com). Although the Company believes that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance those beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consider all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosed in the Company’s periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the SEC. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities of the Company nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

Electra Meccanica Files Application for NASDAQ Capital Markets Listing

VANCOUVER, Oct. 17, 2017 – ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (“Electra Meccanica” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: ECCTF), manufacturer of the all-electric SOLO commuter car and all-electric Tofino sport coupe, is pleased to announce that the Company has filed an application to have its shares of common stock listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market.

“Elevating the listing of our common stock to the NASDAQ Capital Market will provide access to a larger pool of capital, which is an important step forward in our mission to enhance shareholder value while complementing the operational progress we are making. As the Electra Meccanica story improves, the NASDAQ Capital Market listing is expected to increase trading liquidity of our common stock, broaden our shareholder base and raise our profile in the investment community,” said Jerry Kroll, Electra Meccanica’s CEO and Chairman of the Board.

The Company’s NASDAQ Capital Market listing application is subject to review and approval by NASDAQ’s Listing Qualifications Department to ensure compliance with all NASDAQ Capital Market standards. Electra Meccanica does not know how long the NASDAQ review process will last, however, it is anticipated the process will take approximately two months or longer before completion. While the Company intends to satisfy all of NASDAQ’s requirements for initial listing, no assurance can be given that this application will be approved. The Company’s common stock will continue to trade on the OTCQB under its current symbol, ECCTF, during the NASDAQ review process.

About ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.

Electra Meccanica designs and builds the innovative, all-electric SOLO, and the Tofino all-electric sport coupe. Both vehicles are tuned for the ultimate driving experience while making your commute more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

Investor Relations Information:

Sam Woolf, Investor Relations Coordinator
Tel. 604-715-7607
Email sam@electrameccanica.com

Media Contact Information:
Jeff Holland, Head of Media Relations
Tel. 562-640-1758
Email: JeffHolland@electrameccanica.com

 

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Electra Meccanica Announces First SOLO Manufacturing Agreement

VANCOUVER, Oct. 2, 2017 – ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (OTCQB: ECCTF) announced today that it has signed a manufacturing agreement with Zongshen Industrial Group Co., Ltd to produce 75,000 SOLO all-electric vehicles over the next three years. Specifically, the plan calls for the production of 5,000 SOLOs in 2018; 20,000 in 2019; and 50,000 in 2020. This agreement pairs one of the world’s leading industrial manufacturing conglomerates with a preeminent and forward-thinking company in Electra Meccanica.

“Renewable, clean energy-powered and Artificial Intelligence-driven transportation is the direction of the strategic transformation of Zongshen Industrial Group Co., Ltd. We are pleased to work and move forward together with Electra Meccanica, and are confident about our ability and capacity to reach this goal”, said Mr. Hu, the CEO of Zongshen Industrial Group.

“We are thrilled that Zongshen has joined us in leading the clean energy charge and partnered with us in the production of our innovative, new SOLO,” said Jerry Kroll, CEO, ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. “We have thousands of orders on the books and we now have the manufacturing capacity to begin filling these orders for our customers.”

The SOLO made its world debut in 2016 and to date has amassed combined corporate and retail orders totaling over 20,000 units, representing close to $400 million CAD in anticipated purchase price value. The SOLO’s unique design is powered by a 16.1 kWh lithium-ion battery and the drive system is tuned for both speed and mobility. With a range of 160 km (100 miles), and a top speed of 130 kph (80 mph), the SOLO delivers superior performance and spirited driving. Electra Meccanica is currently offering dealer opportunities and is accepting fully-refundable $250 deposits for the SOLO, and $1,000 deposits on the Tofino, at EMVauto.com.

About ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.
Electra Meccanica (OTCQB: ECCTF) designed and builds the innovative, all-electric SOLO and the Tofino all-electric sport coupe. Both vehicles are tuned for the ultimate driving experience while making your commute more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

More information can be found at EMVauto.com.

About Zongshen Industrial Group Co., Ltd.

Zongshen Industrial Group Co., Ltd., a diversified investment holding group, engages in industrial equipment manufacturing, real estate, automobile sales, financial, and mining businesses. The company provides small-size thermal power machinery, motorcycle engines, general-purpose gasoline engines, diesel engines, truck engines, parts and components of automobile, various agricultural and forestry machinery, special powers, multi-fuel powers, marine propulsion powers, etc.; and gasoline and electric motorcycles, and three-wheelers, as well as components and parts of motorcycles, vehicles and IT, etc. It also engages in the development of commercial and residential, education industry, automobile and motorcycle industrial chain aftermarket, elderly care and rehabilitation, and financial and international exchange and cooperation complexes. Zongshen Industrial Group Co., Ltd. was formerly known as Zongshen Motorcycle Science & Technology and changed its name to Zongshen Industrial Group Co., Ltd. in January 2003. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Chongqing, China. It has operations in Europe, America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa.

 

Investor Relations Information:
Sam Woolf
Tel. 604-715-7607
Email sam@electrameccanica.com

Jeff Walker
The Howard Group Inc.
Tel. 403-221-0915
Email jeff@howardgroupinc.com

Media Contact Information:
Jeff Holland, Head of Media Relations
Tel. 562-640-1758
Email: JeffHolland@electrameccanica.com

 

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