ElectraMeccanica Extends and Expands Agreement with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield for SOLO EV Storefronts
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) ("ElectraMeccanica" or the "Company"), a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, has extended and expanded its agreement with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), the premier global developer and operator of Westfield shopping destinations.
Based on the initial success, ElectraMeccanica will extend the lease on its current SOLO EV storefront located at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles. In addition, ElectraMeccanica will open a second SOLO EV storefront in the second half of 2020 at Westfield Fashion Square, a premier shopping center in Sherman Oaks, California. The Sherman Oaks neighborhood in the San Fernando valley of California has a reputation for being an amenity rich area with high-end boutiques, restaurants and malls. The Company is continuing to evaluate additional locations within its initial target markets across the west coast of the United States.
“Our exceptional relationship with URW continues to progress from the success of our first SOLO EV storefront at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles,” said Paul Rivera, Chief Executive Officer of ElectraMeccanica. “As we expand into our second storefront location and beyond, we continue to improve our marketing program to appeal to early adopters and consumers looking for a safe, environmentally responsible and fun EV.”
“We are always looking at how to expand our offering to not only better meet the needs of our guests, but also provide new and one-of-a-kind experiences,” said Ruben Perez, senior vice president, Leasing, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. “SOLO will be the first electric vehicle kiosk at a Westfield center, and with interest in EVs and alternative transportation continuing to rise, we think it makes the perfect addition to two of our dynamic destinations in the Los Angeles area.”
In addition, ElectraMeccanica is announcing that Jack Austin is retiring, and therefore, resigning from the Board of Directors. “Jack has been an active and engaged board member and will be missed. We are pleased to see Jack devote more time to family and personal affairs, after so many years of public service,” concluded Rivera.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is the premier global developer and operator of Flagship destinations, with a portfolio valued at €65.3 Bn as at December 31, 2019, of which 86% in retail, 6% in offices, 5% in convention & exhibition venues and 3% in services. Currently, the Group owns and operates 90 shopping centres, including 55 Flagships in the most dynamic cities in Europe and the United States. Its centres welcome 1.2 billion visits per year. Present on 2 continents and in 12 countries, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield provides a unique platform for retailers and brand events and offers an exceptional and constantly renewed experience for customers. With the support of its 3,600 professionals and an unparalleled track-record and know-how, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is ideally positioned to generate superior value and develop world-class projects. As at December 31, 2019, the Group had a development pipeline of €8.3 Bn. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield distinguishes itself by its Better Places 2030 agenda, that sets its ambition to create better places that respect the highest environmental standards and contribute to better cities. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield stapled shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Paris (Euronext ticker: URW), with a secondary listing in Australia through Chess Depositary Interests. The Group benefits from an A- rating from Standard & Poor’s and from an A3 rating from Moody’s. For more information, please visit www.urw.com/ Visit our Media Library at https://mediacentre.urw.com. Follow the Group updates on Twitter @urw_group, Linkedin @Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and Instagram @urw_group.
About ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.
ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) is a Canadian designer and manufacturer of environmentally efficient electric vehicles. The company’s flagship vehicle is the innovative purpose-built; single-seat electric vehicle called the SOLO. This three-wheeled vehicle will revolutionize the urban driving experience, including commuting, delivery and shared mobility. The SOLO provides a driving experience that is unique, trendy, fun, affordable and environmentally friendly. InterMeccanica, a subsidiary of ElectraMeccanica, has successfully been building high-end specialty cars for 61 years. For more information, please visit www.electrameccanica.com.
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Ms. Bal Bhullar, CPA, CGA, CRM
Chief Financial Officer & Director
MZ Group - MZ North America
Released April 27, 2020