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Fuel a more sustainable future

VANCOUVER, BC: April 11, 2019. Electra Meccanica Vehicles, a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, has chosen Crane Worldwide Logistics to ship its single-passenger SOLO cars from a manufacturing plant in Chongqing, China to Los Angeles and Vancouver.

To avoid potential damage during RoRo carrier loading and unloading, the company has partnered with car shipping specialist CFR Rinkens to develop a custom racking system for multiple units that enables 6-7 cars to be shipped in one container.

DHL SOLO “We chose Crane Worldwide Logistics because they showed great care and attention to detail for our shipping needs. They understand our specific requirements and the technicalities of shipping a sustainable vehicle,” commented Henry Reisner, Electra Meccanica COO.

“This is an exciting new client for Crane Worldwide Logistics because it required us to think differently and to develop new shipping solutions for a very innovative product,” said Crane vice president of Automotive and Industrial Michael Labadie. “Not only are we able to bring our automotive expertise and creative solutions service to Electra Meccanica, but we are able to assist in bringing a green product to market, which aligns with our 'Crane Cares' initiatives.”

Electra Meccanica is ramping up mass production of its SOLO electric vehicle at its Chongqing manufacturing facility in China for deliveries later this year. The car company says it has over 23,000 pre-orders for the SOLO at a list price of US$15,500, and 41,000-plus pre-orders for a two-seat sports car, which lists at US$50,000.

“We continue to see a significant opportunity for the SOLO not only with individual commuters, but in commercial applications as well,” explained CEO Jerry Kroll. “To that end, we are currently working with 7-Eleven, the world’s largest convenience retailer, to evaluate our vehicles for use in local package delivery applications.”

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