Vancouver’s ElectraMeccanica has established a wholly-owned subsidiary in China to work closely with their vehicle manufacturer.

ElectraMeccanica’s flagship vehicle is the innovative purpose built SOLO, a single-seat electric vehicle.

The new subsidiary, EMV Automotive Technology, will help the company navigate the vast Chinese market, while assisting ElectraMeccanica in increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of quality control, and automobile R&D.

ElectraMeccanica is best know for being the parent company of InterMeccanica, who has successfully been building high-end specialty cars for 60 years. InterMeccanica was in the news recently when Bill Gates and Warren Buffet took Gates’ open-top Porsche 356 replica,  that has been converted to electric power, to a Dairy Queen drive-thru.

As part of this strategic initiative, Larry Liang, Ph.D. has joined the company as the new Managing Director of China Production.

“The establishment of our own wholly-owned subsidiary in China is another major milestone for our company and provides us with a strong foothold in China. This strategic initiative provides us with a greater presence throughout the massive Chinese market, where we’re working closely with our partner manufacturer, Zongshen Industrial Group, on the production of our flagship vehicle, the SOLO EV,” stated ElectraMeccanica CEO, Paul Rivera.

“Having an experienced automotive engineer and operational manager such as Dr. Liang provides us with additional capabilities to innovate and improve our vehicles with veteran manufacturing guidance from such a well-qualified automotive expert.”

Dr. Liang joins ElectraMeccanica as Managing Director of China Production with more than a dozen years of experience, previously holding senior level positions at companies such as DGENX, SAIC-GM, and Siemens Automotive Electronics.