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After a year and a half I...
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Sad After a year and a half I canceled my reservation
Posted by: Jamaf - Yesterday, 08:00 PM - Forum: General Solo Discussion - Replies (6)

With mixed emotions I contacted EM today and canceled the reservation for my Solo.  I placed my order back in early September 2016 with the hopes that some time in Mid to late 2017 I might be zipping around in my car.  I now know that with AC delay I would probably looking into 2019 before I took delivery.   

As time ticked on new electric vehicles hit the market and out shined the "Cool factor" of the Solo.  I had fun test driving and following EM as they ventured into this new market.  I have met the EM team several times.  Mark West and the rest of the team are a great bunch of guys. 

I am not leaving the electric car field and ordered myself a new all electric Chevy Bolt.  


After test driving a Chevy Bolt I was sold.   Faster 0-60, 10, yes 10 Air bags, ABS, much longer range, Standard AC, seating for 5, infotainment system with Apple airplay, lane keep assist, Actually qualifies for the BC government EV incentive (Solo doesn't at this point) Actually has multi level regenerative braking (Solo has regenerative coasting not braking) the list goes on...

With all the extra safety and added features the cool factor of the 3 wheel vehicle seemed to fade.  

Good luck to all that continue to wait for their Solo.  I look forward to bumping into someone in the near future and talk to them about their Solo but for me I will be "burning electrons" around in my Bolt.

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  View The Map
Posted by: DiscjockeyDale - Yesterday, 03:13 PM - Forum: Solo Polls and Reservation Map - No Replies

http://soloowners.net/usermap.php

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  The Backroom
Posted by: DiscjockeyDale - Yesterday, 11:27 AM - Forum: Off Topic Discussion - No Replies

http://linkvat.com/backroom/index.php

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  Nested Quotes
Posted by: DiscjockeyDale - 02-22-2018, 06:05 PM - Forum: Site News and CEO Updates - No Replies

I finally figured out how to limit the number of nested quotes in a reply.
It was set at five, so there were some threads that were just plain ugly to look at.
And even worse to read. It's now set to one, so the normal reply will only pick up one level.

You can still easily include multiple quotes in your replies. Here's how...

  • Click on the "Quote" button at the bottom of each post you wish to include.
  • In the "Quick Reply Box", you'll see a message that reads...
  • "You have selected one or more posts to quote. Quote these posts now or deselect them."
  • Click on "Quote these posts now" to insert the selected quotes into the "Quick Reply Box"
  • Type your reply underneath the yellow boxes containing the quotes in the "Quick Reply Box"
  • Click on "Post Thread" when ready to post your reply containing the selected quotes(s).
    Or...
    • Click on the "Quote" button at the bottom of all except the last quote you want to include.
    • Then click on "Reply" at the bottom of the last post/quote you want to reply to.
    • The quotes will appear in a full featured reply reply box.
    • Type your reply underneath the yellow boxes containing the quotes.
    • Click on "Post Thread" when ready to post your reply containing the selected quote(s).

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  EMV Open House 02-15-18
Posted by: DiscjockeyDale - 02-15-2018, 10:51 PM - Forum: Solo Events - Replies (2)

EMV  Open House 02-15-18
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  My Solo
Posted by: Leona - 02-15-2018, 10:35 PM - Forum: Delivered Solos - No Replies

I haven't posted for awhile so thought it was time.  Today is the seven month anniversary of getting our Solo (my son and I) and I must say that I love it as much today as I did the day we received it.  I just love driving it.  We use it for a delivery vehicle at our restaurant and catering business.  It made six deliveries today.  One was to the open house at Electra Meccanica.  I love it that they use us as their caterer.  I'm not sure if they like the food or if they just like seeing it delivered in their creation. I am so looking forward to the day when everyone gets their car.  I would love to meet up with other owners and go on a drive together.  What a sight that would be!  The attention this little car gets is crazy. We keep it parked in front of the restaurant during the day and no less than 20 people a day stop and take a picture of it.  And some of them come in to eat which is an added bonus.  Also, the pictures they take are good advertising for us as our name is on the car and I am sure a lot of the pictures get posted to social media. I would also like to mention how good everyone at Electra Meccanica has treated us.  Jerry comes in when he is in the neighbourhood.  Often he gets here early and takes all the chairs down for me.  We are quite close to their shop so a lot of their team come here for lunch.  If anyone has any questions for me I would be happy to answer them.  Nothing too technical though.  I really don't know how it all works.  I just know that it does!

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  New Thread Ideas for Owners
Posted by: Zalf - 02-15-2018, 10:06 PM - Forum: General Solo Discussion - Replies (5)

With delivery of our Solos just around the corner it's time to start thinking of new threads and how to organize them so everything doesn't get bunched up in the General Discussion thread. This is the first forum that I have ever participated in (I've looked through many though) so please excuse any overly retarded ideas.

How about starting with the title Delivered Solos and sub-threads(?) inside there : Delivery DateFirst Impressions, Delivery Fees to your Location, Mileage on One Charge, Glitches and Fixes, Owner Modifications, Warranty Issues, Reactions from the Public, Photos of your Solo in Exotic (picturesque) Locations, Solo Cruise Night Locations, etc etc

You could bunch up a few of the underused threads together to make more room, for example: new thread Solo Spin-offs to incorporate the Tofino and Super Solo.

What sub-thread ideas do you "Soloowners-to-be" have? Reply Please!

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  Solo Wireless Charging
Posted by: DiscjockeyDale - 02-14-2018, 10:02 PM - Forum: In the News - Replies (11)

Ricardo to Integrate Wireless Charging Capability for Electra Meccanica’s SOLO EV
https://electrameccanica.com/ricardo-int...s-solo-ev/

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  Bread Crumbs
Posted by: pogson - 02-14-2018, 01:35 PM - Forum: General Solo Discussion - Replies (1)

Being retired, having time on my hands, and a construction crew having piled tons of earth on the road to the mail-box, I decided to review the status of EMV on the Internet...

Here is where the bread crumbs lead me.

On *.dot.gov the only solid reference I find to EMV/Solo is a letter filed by EMV about the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). That letter is dated August 24, 2017.
"Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corporation is currently manufacturing a 3-wheel all-€electric vehicle, and is assigned WMI 2E9********080*** by the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association."

The fields in the VIN also reveal that EMV is classed as a low-volume (<1000 units) manufacturer. We know why...

The CVMA states it issues a WMI upon satisfaction of Canadian safety requirements including issuance of a NSM (National Safety Mark).
"After compliance with the Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, Transport Canada will issue the manufacturer a National Safety Mark (NSM) and will at that time authorize the CVMA to issue a World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI) code."


The letter also contains some obsolete specs: "8.64 kWh". I guess that's consistent with prototype(s) shipped to USA for display/testing.

So, I'm puzzled. Either EMV does or does not have safety certification. The existence of a VIN valid for admission to USA suggests it does. However, Canada's database of NSMs shows nothing for EMV/Solo.

Canada says, "The time it takes to process a NSM application depends on the quality of the application provided. The entire review process takes four to six weeks once we receive all of the information we requested." Some details on the process are here.

Can Leona or some other person in sight of Solo look for a NSM? It should look like this[Image: faq_e.1.jpg], with the 000 in the centre being a unique alphanumeric code for the manufacturer. It's normally in the edge of the door-opening.

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  Hi from TX
Posted by: edk-austin - 02-10-2018, 11:38 PM - Forum: Introduce Yourself - Replies (1)

Hi, I'm Ed K from near Austin TX (work in Austin, but live in Pflugerville).
I have a 2014 Volt, bought new, and my wife has a 2017 Bolt.  Both are great cars.  We also had a 2015 C-Max Energi for 2 yrs.

I've been watching EMV since early last year, but what really got my interest was the Tofino.  I visited the Vancouver offices in November to meet some of the guys and see the Solo.  I expect that Solo must be a success if I ever want to see a Tofino in my driveway.  So I've tried to dig into the Solo specs/claims to understand better what EMVs capabilities are.  They certainly have some challenges.

I'm active on the GM-Volt.com forum (also as edk-austin), and the Facebook Chevy Volt Owners and Chevy Bolt-EV Owners groups.


Ed Knapton
Tofino reservation

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