Solo EVs To Be Given As Loaners By Vancouver Firm

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Electra Meccanica and The Garage Partner to Help Service Station Go Electric (CNW Group/Electrameccanica Vehicles Corp.)

VANCOUVER: Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp., a cutting-edge designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, has announced an agreement with The Garage in Burnaby, BC to provide SOLO all-electric commuter vehicles for use as customer service loaner vehicles.

In addition, The Garage, a longstanding member of the Canadian automotive industry, will become the first official Authorized Solo Service Centre, fully licensed and qualified to service Electra Meccanica’s electric vehicles.

“Electra Meccanica’s partnership with The Garage is a momentous collaboration given that a time-honored automotive repair shop is looking to the future and transitioning to electric,” said Jerry Kroll, Chairman and CEO of Electra Meccanica.

“Ron Tremblay’s grandfather opened one of the first service stations in Vancouver in 1934, creating a family legacy that has long had gasoline in their blood.

Well, we can say they’ve got some electricity in there now, too. This partnership proves that the Tremblays are still pioneers of the automotive industry as well as innovators when it comes to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. We know our customers will be in the best hands possible when they bring their SOLOs in for a service.”

“When I established The Garage in 1984 with my father, we could never have imagined the direction that the business, and automotive technology in general, would someday take,” said Ron Tremblay, President and owner of The Garage.

“We’ve extended our deep ties in the Vancouver community to Burnaby, and are proud to partner with Electra Meccanica to provide our valued West Side customers with the most advanced and environmentally-sound vehicles available. And the chance to work on Canadian-built cars is not an opportunity that comes around every day. It’s one we couldn’t pass up.”

The SOLO is priced at $15,500 USD, and interested consumers can place a fully-refundable $250 deposit by visiting EMVauto.com.

Electra Meccanica builds the innovative, all-electric SOLO, a single passenger vehicle developed to revolutionize the way people commute, as well as the Tofino, an elegant high-performance two seater electric roadster sports car. Both vehicles are tuned for the ultimate driving experience.

Tremblay Motors was founded on April 1, 1934 by Ron Tremblay’sgrandfather, “Chief,” in Kitsilano, Vancouver, as a Chevron gas station.