Canadian electric car maker inks manufacturing deal with Chinese firm

Motorcycle manufacturer Zongshen Industrial Group has agreed to produce 75,000 of Vancouver-based Electra Meccanica’s SOLO electric vehicles. The Canadian company says it has over 20,000 orders for its cars

via Cleantech

VANCOUVER—Vancouver’s Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. announced Oct. 2 it has signed a manufacturing agreement with Zongshen Industrial Group Co., Ltd.—a motorcycle manufacturer based in Chongqing, China—to produce 75,000 of its SOLO electric vehicles over the next three years.

This uniquely shaped single-seater car is powered by a 16.1 kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery, has a range of 160 km and a top speed of 130 km/h.

The manufacturing agreement with Zongshen calls for the production of 5,000 SOLOs in 2018; 20,000 in 2019; and 50,000 in 2020.

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Crissy Wright is the Community Facilitator at the Manufacturing Innovation Network (MIN).

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