ElectraMeccanica Reveals Awaited Utility and Fleet Version of Flagship SOLO EV
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) (“ElectraMeccanica” or the "Company"), a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, announced today that the Company is planning to produce an alternative “utility and fleet” version of its flagship SOLO EV, which is expected to become available in early 2021. These modified vehicles are being developed based on direct input from potential commercial and fleet partners and will be equipped with a stylish and functional cargo “cap,” offering additional capacity and versatility to suit a variety of different, single-occupant commercial and utility fleet applications.
Utility and Fleet SOLO EV Rendering (subject to change)
Last month, ElectraMeccanica announced that it had commenced assembly line production of the consumer version of the SOLO EV through its manufacturing partner and strategic investor Zongshen Industrial Group. As part of the next step in the Company’s long-term product development roadmap, ElectraMeccanica has been engineering upgrades and modifications over the past few months, which are designed to make the SOLO purpose-built for utility and fleet applications, including food delivery, small parcel and post distribution, technician transportation for service calls and security. The Company’s primary focus is to provide single-person transportation where larger vehicles, e.g., trucks and vans are either unnecessary, inefficient and/or costly.
“Our continued expansion of the SOLO portfolio and its applications was borne from our ongoing mission to establish a complete SOLO ‘ecosystem’ that would support personal, commercial, utility and fleet usage,” said ElectraMeccanica CEO Paul Rivera. “Following direct conversations with select fleet owners and small parcel and food delivery operators, we have been working hard to create an equally revolutionary vehicle comparable to our current SOLO that will provide utility and fleet operators a whole new, superior, efficient and cost effective driving option compared to traditional models as well as current EV alternatives.”
The SOLO utility and fleet EV is a purpose-built, three-wheeled, all-electric solution for the urban environment and will offer a low total cost of ownership. Engineered for a single occupant, it offers a unique driving experience for the environmentally conscious fleet, utility and commercial operator. The SOLO utility and fleet EV has a range of 100 miles and a top speed of 80 mph, making it safe for highways. It also features front and rear crumple zones, side impact protection, roll bar, torque-limiting control, as well as power steering, power brakes, air conditioning and a Bluetooth entertainment system. In addition to the “rear-loading” version pictured above, the Company is also considering a “side-loading” version to fit additional applications. Interested parties should reach out to ElectraMeccanica for more information.
About ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.
ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) is a Canadian designer and manufacturer of environmentally efficient electric vehicles (EVs). The company’s flagship vehicle is the innovative, purpose-built, single-seat EV called the SOLO. This three-wheeled vehicle will revolutionize the urban driving experience, including commuting, delivery and shared mobility. The SOLO provides a driving experience that is unique, trendy, fun, affordable and environmentally friendly. InterMeccanica, a subsidiary of ElectraMeccanica, has successfully been building high-end specialty cars for 61 years. For more information, please visit www.electrameccanica.com.
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Ms. Bal Bhullar, CPA, CGA, CRM
Chief Financial Officer & Director
Investor Relations Contact
Gateway Investor Relations
Matt Glover and Tom Colton
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Released September 16, 2020