eMotion Mobility Names Solectria as Supplier

October 29, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Solectria Corp. (Wilmington, MA) announced that its electric drive system has been selected by eMotion Mobility LLC (Atlanta, GA) to power an electric car for an innovative station car program known as eMotion. Solectria's ac induction drive motor will be incorporated into an electric version of the two-seat MCC smart GmbH City Coupe, which eMotion plans to offer for short-term, shared use in urban centers within the US.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with eMotion Mobility on this exciting venture," said James Worden, CEO of Solectria. "The decision to use Solectria technology in a commercial station car application reflects a coming of age of the EV industry. The demonstrated commitment of major industry players to this novel program will demonstrate that electric vehicles are ideally suited for specific applications."

"Solectria brings us an unparalleled focus on efficiency and reliability - two key factors in any successful EV venture," said John Wilson, CEO of eMotion Mobility. "We couldn't ask for a better partner to launch our program."