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ElectraMeccanica Announces Initial 20 Unit SOLO Cargo Fleet Order from Pelican Food Concepts, a Mountain Mike’s Pizza Franchisee

Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Expands Their Position in the Food Delivery Space

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 22, 2022 – ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) (“ElectraMeccanica” or the "Company"), a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles revolutionizing the urban driving experience, today announced an initial fleet purchase of 20 SOLO Cargo EVs from Mountain Mike’s Pizza franchisee Phillip Dade at Pelican Foods Concepts.  Mountain Mike’s is a 40-year old regional pizza chain headquartered in Northern California, with more than 200+ restaurants across California, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada and Utah.

Phillip Dade, Owner of Pelican Food Concepts and Multi Unit Franchisee of Mountain Mike’s Pizza in Arizona and Utah, expects to have 65 open locations throughout the two states over the next 12 months.  This partnership with ElectraMeccanica is an opportunity for his Mountain Mike’s Pizza restaurants to lower overall pizza delivery costs spanning over the Arizona and Utah restaurants he operates.

“We are truly excited to be one of the first customers to order over 20 SOLO Cargo units. It just makes sense for our business needs and our food-delivery model,” said Phillip Dade, Owner of Pelican Food Concepts and Multi Unit Franchisee of Mountain Mike’s Pizza. “Before the SOLO, there were very few options for restaurants to become profitable in the delivery space, but the SOLO Cargo is helping us to vastly improve our margins. This EV fits our sustainability goals and ensures end-customer satisfaction, all while maximizing our profits and bottom line.”

A delivery person places an insulated pizza bag into an ElectraMeccanica vehicle

The SOLO Cargo currently allows space for approximately 15 standard pizza boxes in its 11.8 cubic feet trunk, and operates at an average cost of $.30 per mile (which is roughly 5 times the savings of third-party delivery applications and $.24 per mile savings for those on a driver reimbursement model) per industry data (where is this data available?). Given its right-sized capabilities, the SOLO Cargo creates an ideal price point in the market to change food delivery space behavior: optimizing those restaurants looking to transition to in-house deliveries or those individuals looking for a low-cost alternative to drive for third-party delivery apps.   

Revenue in the US online food delivery segment is projected to reach $66.5 billion by the end of 2022, with an annual growth rate of 9.7%. The SOLO Cargo addresses this niche need within the industry by offering a low total cost of ownership alternative, which incorporates the right vehicle acquisition price point, with little maintenance requirements and lower annual insurance premiums. Additionally, the SOLO and SOLO Cargo supports those businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint by transitioning to an electric vehicle and downgrade their oversized traditional gas-powered fleet vehicles.

Kevin Pavlov, CEO of ElectraMeccanica, added, “Mountain Mike’s is a great example of the perfect use case for our innovative SOLO Cargo EV in fleet applications. The food-delivery space is growing rapidly, and a solution that enables businesses to be profitable in food delivery is a challenge for every franchise operator or restaurant owner.  The SOLO Cargo EV directly addresses the growing need for a scalable delivery solution while also helping businesses and restaurants to achieve profitability in food delivery, a true differentiator for our customers.”

Pizza boxes in an ElectraMeccanica vehicle

Pelican Food Concepts’ SOLO Cargo order marks the sixth fleet customer for ElectraMeccanica in the food delivery space.  For more information or to place an order, please call 1-888-457-SOLO or email fleet.inquiry@electrameccanica.com.

About ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.  

ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) is a Canadian designer and manufacturer of environmentally efficient electric vehicles (EVs). The company’s flagship vehicle is the innovative, purpose-built, single-seat EV called the SOLO. This three-wheeled vehicle will revolutionize the urban driving experience, including commuting, delivery and shared mobility. Engineered for a single occupant, it offers a unique driving experience for the environmentally conscious consumer. The SOLO has a range of 100 miles and a top speed of 80 mph, making it safe for highways. The SOLO also features front and rear crumple zones, side impact protection, roll bar, torque-limiting control as well as power steering, power brakes, air conditioning and a Bluetooth entertainment system.

It blends a modern look with safety features at an accessible price point of $18,500 for the consumer model and $24,500 for the delivery-oriented SOLO Cargo model, which features an expanded cargo box to accommodate a wide variety of fleet and commercial applications. The SOLO is currently available for order here. For more information, please visit www.electrameccanica.com.

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