Vancouver-based auto maker Electra Meccanica Canadian has been awarded the Automotive Innovation Award at the 2018 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show for its new Solo electric vehicle. – A three-wheeled, single-passenger electric vehicle marketed by Electra Meccanica as “The Smartest Commuter Car on the Planet.”
The SOLO’s 8.6 kW, 82 hp lithium-ion electric motor produces 140 ft-lbs of torque from a standstill. Meanwhile, Electra’s all-new, all-electric two-seater called the ‘Tofino’ on the opening day of last year’s Vancouver Auto Show. The Solo is approved for highway use and can reach a speed of 130 km/h. It takes about four hours to fully charge the lithium ion battery after it’s been fully drained.
“It is an honour to receive the Automotive Innovation Award for our all-electric Solo, the de facto electric car for daily commuters and the environmentally conscious,” said Jerry Kroll, CEO of Vancouver-based Electra Meccanica. “We are grateful for the recognition and welcome others to join us in our vision for a cleaner planet.”
According to the company, Kroll says Electra Meccanica recently signed a manufacturing contract with Zongshen Motors in Chongqing, China to produce the Solo. The factory, which currently employs 18,000 workers building up to 4,000 motorcycles a day, is currently being tooled to build Solos for global distribution. Kroll hopes to sell 5,000 Solos in 2018. Intermeccanica is a famous Vancouver auto brand, world renowned for its production of reproduction Porsche roadsters and Speedsters.