VANCOUVER — Electric-vehicle manufacturer Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. held a grand opening ceremony of the Zongshen SOLO EV production facility in Chongqing, China, on Friday, several months after opening a dealership in Los Angeles. The single-passenger, highway-ready SOLO retails for $15,500 and can travel 100 miles on a six-hour, 110-volt charge.
In attendance at the grand opening ceremony were several members of the Electra Meccanica management team and board of directors, as well as Zongshen factory management and the Canadian and U.S. consul generals. The company expects to produce approximately 50 SOLO EVs by the end of the first quarter and deliver a total of 5,000 vehicles this year.
“I am proud of our strategic partners at Zongshen, who have provided us with a state-of-the-art production facility and a highly-skilled production team to make the Electra Meccanica SOLO EV a reality,” said Jerry Kroll, CEO of Electra Meccanica. “We remain confident in our ability to deliver the first 5,000 SOLO EVs in 2019 to our earliest supporters, providing them with an unforgettably unique zero-emissions driving experience. I believe we are poised to create notable shareholder value over the long-term and look forward to providing our shareholders with future updates on our production progress as appropriate.”
“I am thoroughly impressed with the experience, dedication and professionalism that Zongshen has displayed,” added Steven Sanders, chairman of Electra Meccanica’s board. “Our strategic partners are truly dedicated to building a world-class vehicle alongside the team at Electra Meccanica.”