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ElectraMeccanica partners with self-driving startup to test autonomous food deliveries and rides-on-demand via SOLO EV pilot program

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Compact EV manufacturer ElectraMeccanica has announced a new partnership with autonomous technology startup Faction Technology, Inc. Through the partnership, ElectraMeccanica will provide its SOLO EVs to a pilot program that will test Faction’s self-driving platform as it relates to autonomous food deliveries and vehicles on demand.

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ElectraMeccanica announces it will begin deliveries of its SOLO Cargo EV in Q2 2022

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Following customer deliveries of its flagship SOLO EV last fall, compact electric vehicle manufacturer ElectraMeccanica has shared a delivery timeline for the upcoming Cargo version of the SOLO. Later this year, both commercial and fleet customers will see the new SOLO EVs delivered with over twice the cargo capacity.

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ElectraMeccanica unveils ‘Cargo’ version of its SOLO EV

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During this year’s ACT Expo in Long Beach, California, ElectraMeccanica debuted a “Cargo” version of its flagship three-wheeled EV, the SOLO. The new version, the “SOLO Cargo EV,” was designed with an expanded cargo box specifically for light commercial fleets for operations like deliveries. As a sponsor of the “ACT Ride and Drive” event today, the public can also test drive the SOLO EV outside the expo center.

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ElectraMeccanica confirms Mesa, Arizona, home to new assembly facility

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In a press release today, ElectraMeccanica ($SOLO) announced the site for its US-based assembly facility. The facility plus an engineering technical center will be in Mesa, Arizona. The confirmation puts a bookend on a year-long search that began in February of 2020. With this news, Arizona is quickly becoming a new hub for electric vehicle manufacturing.

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ElectraMeccanica chooses city for US plant, announcement to follow

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Canadian EV manufacturer Electrameccanica recently announced a decision on the location of its first US-based assembly facility. The chosen location will also be the new home to the manufacturer’s engineering technical center. The facility will produce the three-wheeled SOLO EV, which has begun test drives for early adopters in the US.

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All-electric ~$15,000 Solo three-wheeler is coming to market in a few weeks

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It’s about a year late, but it now seems to be truly coming to market. Electra Meccanica, the electric division of the formerly Italian (now based in Canada) automaker InterMeccanica, first planned to bring its ~$15,000 all-electric three-wheeler, the SOLO, to production during summer 2016, but it is now going through federal certification for the United States and Canada.

CEO Jerry Kroll says that it will be certified by the end of the month and they should be able to start deliveries a few weeks later.

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Electra Meccanica puts its all-electric single passenger commuter to the test, production pushed to July

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Back in April, we reported on Electra Meccanica CEO Jerry Kroll announcing that the company plans to start low-volume production of its all-electric three-wheeler, the Solo, in June 2016. We are now in June and the company is pushing the start of production to July, but this week, Electra Meccanica announced that it successfully completed the first round of track tests on its production chassis.

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