Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Electra Meccanica

January 4, 2017

Canadian auto manufacturer Electra Meccanica will preview its all-electric, one-seater SOLO at ShowStoppers @ CES 2018.

"We are looking forward to offering a sneak peek at the SOLO to as many people as possible during these world-class events," said Jerry Kroll, CEO of Electra Meccanica. "We want to show – not simply tell – our audience that we are doing our part to invest in a cleaner planet for future generations. Essentially, the SOLO has two doors, three wheels and one overarching mission – to close the last gas station."

The SOLO's single-seater configuration provides an exceptional automotive driving experience, taking into consideration the nearly 80 percent of Americans commuting to work alone in their personal vehicle1. Retailing at $15,500 USD, the 100-mile range SOLO's lithium-ion battery system requires only three hours of charging time on a 220-volt charging station or outlet. As a publicly held company, Electra Meccanica began trading on the OTCQB exchange in September of 2017, and announced its application filing for NASDAQ Capital Markets listing last October. In the same month, Electra Meccanica also announced the signing of a manufacturing agreement with Zongshen Industrial Group Co. for the production of 75,000 SOLOs total between 2018 and 2020.

British Columbia-based Intermeccanica, a subsidiary of Electra Meccanica, handles current SOLO development and production. "I am thrilled to share with the forward-looking public at ShowStoppers what a dedicated team with a clear mission can accomplish when building on Intermeccanica's 50+ years of automotive experience," said Intermeccanica President and Electra Meccanica COO Henry Reisner, who will be attending the show. 

More information can be found at EMVauto.com.


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Schneider Electric

June 25, 2018

Sponsored by Schneider Electric

Today we are all concerned with the energy we consume within our homes. But how many truly understand the ins and outs of home energy use, and where exactly does the electrician and the development of energy management systems come into play. There is much to consider when discussing home energy use. The consumer first off needs to be informed about energy use, how it is calculated and ultimately billed if they are to make changes to their energy consumption rates. But in terms of educating consumers does the residential electrician have a role? And beyond that are manufacturers developing products designed to help electricians and consumers better understand residential energy use? Throughout this article we will deal with each of these important questions.

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A new “future ready” circuit breaker from Schneider Electric is described by the company as the next generation of power distribution for the Internet of Things (IoT) era. Masterpact MTZ increases efficiency and can adapt to ever-evolving needs for safety, reliability and sustainability. The world is becoming more connected, electric, digitized, decarbonized, and decentralized, says Schneider Electric. Power distribution is facing new regulations, becoming more seamless and connected. 

Masterpact MTZ is the latest in a series of circuit breaker innovations, following Masterpact M, and then Masterpact NT/NW.

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Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2013 Jeremy has steadily grown Total Electrical Solutions in the residential, commercial and construction sectors. The growth is primarily the result of Jeremy’s customer first philosophy, plus his over 20 years of industry experience.

Jeremy grew up learning about the industry from his father who was an electrical contractor. Jeremy spent his early years helping and watching his father as a contractor and business owner. After high school Jeremy was, like many, not wholly aware of the course he wished to take and so he began an electrical apprenticeship at his father’s company.

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