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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Quite simply put if you feel that job site costing and quote development are a lot of work, you are right! To properly assess a job and estimate the required work time, product costs and various other expenses can take more time than is often feasible for a small company. You need to be spending your time completing projects, which can become difficult if you are spending your hours doing cost analysis. We learned this first hand in last month’s edition of the Electrician Forum when Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric discussed the balance required to own and operate an electrical contracting company.

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Fluke Hammon Healy

As our population grows and consumers continue to rely on technology for both essentials and comfort, the need for power quality has become vital. Fluke is a leader in this field, offering power quality training seminars, as well as employing power quality specialists with years of industry experience.

This month’s personal profile is a double feature of two of Fluke’s senior power quality specialists, Hilton Hammond and Frank Healy.

Hilton Hammond has been with Fluke since 1995, and in 2013 moved into his current position as Power Quality Business Unit Manager. He has a deep and thorough knowledge of power quality and related electrical instrumentation. 

Frank Healy, Power Quality Product Marketing Manager at Fluke since 2006, has been in the industry for well over three decades. He globally manages Fluke’s power quality products, including measuring instruments and precision power analyzers.

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