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Electra Meccanica

November 16, 2017

With a growing demand for non-polluting, energy efficient vehicles, ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (OTCQB: ECCTF), a leading Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, announced today combined corporate and retail orders amounting to 120,880 of its SOLO models and 39,642 Tofino models, totalling $4.38 billion (CAD) in anticipated purchase price value.*

With a mission to revolutionize the way people drive, Electra Meccanica designs and manufactures the SOLO (Retail: $19,888 CAD / $15,500 USD), an electric single passenger vehicle, and the Tofino (Retail: $50,000 CAD / $40,000 USD), a classic sports vehicle with today's technology. Both models use clean energy and feature a high-performance drivetrain as well as a lightweight composite body.

"It's clear that there is a healthy appetite for electric vehicles among the masses," said Jerry Kroll, Electra Meccanica CEO. "It's our job to release the proven potential of our products to these consumers at an affordable price point. In the coming years, we anticipate that our vehicles will be the ubiquitous electric vehicle."

The Company's orders have jumped from 44,047 vehicles combined as of September 14th, totalling $1.604 billion (CAD) in anticipated purchase price value. All retail orders of the SOLO require a $250 refundable deposit, while the Tofino orders require a $1,000 refundable deposit. Corporate orders require a Letter of Intent and all orders are non-binding. The company has received 14 Letters of Intent from corporate orders worldwide, including six from North America, six from Asia and two from Europe.

"The numbers don't lie: there is tremendous confidence in our products, from both the corporate and consumer standpoint," Kroll added. "Electra Meccanica is truly at the threshold of unleashing the next generation of affordable electric vehicles."

Currently producing at its Vancouver, British Columbia facility, by virtue of its manufacturing agreement with Zongshen Industrial Group Co. of China, the company expects larger scale production of the SOLO to begin by the end of the first half of 2018 in order to meet current and expected purchases. On October 2, 2017, the Company announced a manufacturing agreement with Zongshen to produce 75,000 all-electric vehicles over the next three years. 


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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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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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