ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp., a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, announced a first-of-kind partnership with Engel & Völkers’ proposed by Chantrell Creek Estates residential development in British Columbia, Canada to introduce a SOLO electric vehicle carsharing programme to provide future residents with greater mobility options in a city that is currently beset with traffic congestion problems and the lack of an effective public transit system.
Chantrell Creek Estates is a new residential development that seeks to provide a combination of gentle densification, entry-level housing for younger families as well as downsizing opportunities for established residents in the area. It also seeks to improve the quality of life in the area by preserving the area’s most prized features while progressively tackling real issues that face the area like congestion and access to public transportation.
“I am pleased to announce our partnership with Engel & Völkers to supply their proposed Chantrell Creek Estates development with SOLO electric vehicles for a state-of-the-art carsharing program,” said Jerry Kroll, CEO and Founder of Electra Meccanica. “The SOLO is an affordable, well-engineered electric vehicle ideally suited for applications such as this due to its efficient, fun and cost-effective nature. The SOLO’s compact profile is ideally suited for carsharing applications, as it uniquely allows the driver to park approximately 2.5 SOLOs in the parking spot of one standard car.”
“We are excited to introduce the SOLO electric vehicle and carsharing program as part of our development proposal,” said Tita Cool of Engel & Völkers, the Vancouver Property Lead on the Chantrell Creek Estates project. “As part of this carsharing program, we plan to integrate up to 15 SOLO vehicles into the Chantrell Creek Estates development. With this beautiful, yet eco-friendly vehicle, we continue to play our part to reduce carbon emissions while providing residents with a unique and practical mobility solution.”