Montreal, Québec/Vancouver, British Columbia, December 7, 2016 – MAYA Heat Transfer Technologies Ltd. (hereinafter MAYA) and Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corporation jointly announced today that the two companies have agreed to collaborate to help Electra Meccanica enhance the development and accelerate the time-to-market for its new SOLO electric vehicle.
MAYA has been selected for its in-depth knowledge of Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions as well as its expertise in the computer aided engineering (CAE) and the automobile industry, which are instrumental in ensuring design optimization in structure, thermal, flow and material composition and to maximize the overall performance of SOLO.
Developed by Electra Meccanica, the SOLO is the first all-electric, single-seat vehicle designed to reduce congestion, air pollution and operating cost. It has a top speed of 80 miles per hour with a 100 mile range on a full charge that would cover most drivers’ daily commuting needs, making SOLO the ideal supplementary vehicle that is fun to drive at an affordable price. Pre-orders can be made by visiting the SOLO website at http://smallEV.com.
"The team at MAYA has been an integral part in expediting the development time in helping bring the SOLO EV to market," said Jerry Kroll, CEO of Electra Meccanica. “Their engineering solutions help to enhance the vehicle’s performance capabilities in making it a true driver’s car with an unmatched ride and handling.”
“At MAYA we believe that electric cars, fed by grids with renewable energy, and the electrification of transportation in general, will be the driving force in reducing fossil fuel consumption. Working with Electra Meccanica, we intend to apply our expertise in simulation and our experience in the automotive industry to help bring SOLO to the market”, said Inta Zvagulis, President, MAYA Heat Transfer Technologies.
About MAYA Heat Transfer Technologies
MAYA Heat Transfer Technologies works with engineering firms to solve their most challenging issues. Our expertise in CAE and ability to address the specific needs of companies’ applications, processes, organization and resource help promote innovation, reduce product cost, improve quality, and accelerate time-to-market. As a core Siemens PLM Software partner, MAYA brings an intimate knowledge of a broad range of products and technologies that enables the delivery of end-to-end solutions customized to meet the most demanding customer needs. https://www.mayahtt.com
About Electra Meccanica
Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. is a Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of the SOLO, an all-electric, single passenger vehicle developed to revolutionize the way people commute. Electra Meccanica combines founder Jerry Kroll’s extensive background in the race car industry with Intermeccanica custom coach builders’ 50 years of experience building high-quality, specialty vehicles. With the release of its first production vehicle in 2016, the Electra Meccanica SOLO, the company aims to put an electric vehicle in everyone’s driveway by making ownership simple, fun and affordable.
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