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.

Schneider Electric

For the eighth year in a row, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, participated as a proud sponsor in the 17th annual Tremblant 24h. With support from family, friends, employees, and the company, Schneider Electric Canada employees raised funds and presented a cheque for $101,840 to support local children’s causes. 

The company was one of 366 teams participating in this year’s events, which took place December 8 to 10 in Mont-Tremblant, Québec.

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EFCElectro‐Federation Canada (EFC) and Cámara Nacional de Manufacturas Eléctricas (CANAME) of Mexico, have submitted joint recommendations to their respective governments to safeguard future trade in North America.

The recommendations call on the strong need for governments to retain, modernize and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in order to increase market access, reduce business costs and improve global competitiveness.

Read more: EFC NAFTA Recommendations...

 

CSA

Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations.

This edition features important revisions to many sections. For example, Section 26 now mandates the use of tamper-resistant receptacles in additional areas where children may be present. Section 62 now requires ground fault circuit interrupter protection for heating devices and controls in proximity to tubs, sinks, and shower stalls. Section 10 has been updated, reorganized, and significantly reduced in length.

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