Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp., a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, 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.”