ElectraMeccanica Appoints Seasoned Automotive Executive Joseph R. Mitchell as Chief Operating Officer
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) (“ElectraMeccanica” or the "Company"), a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles revolutionizing the urban driving experience, today announced the appointment of Mr. Joseph Mitchell as Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective on April 1, 2022.
Mr. Mitchell brings decades of experience in the automotive industry and most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer at Phoenix Motorcars, a subsidiary of SPI Energy (NASDAQ: SPI), a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage EV solutions. Mr. Mitchell was responsible for full P&L, strategic and business planning, operation planning and creating the product roadmap for Phoenix Motorcars. Previously, he served as President, CEO and a director of UQM Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of Electric Propulsion Systems for the commercial and automotive Electric Vehicle markets. UQM was acquired by Danfoss Power Solutions, where Mr. Mitchell played an integral role in the company’s merger. In that respect he had direct management of all functions, including sales, engineering, operations, purchasing and finance, interfacing with the Danfoss European organization to ensure a successful integration post-merger. Mr. Mitchell began his career at the Ford Motor Company as a quality engineer in the glass division. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, from Niagara University, and a Masters in Business Administration from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.
Kevin Pavlov, CEO of ElectraMeccanica, commented, “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Mitchell as our Chief Operating Officer. His decades in the automotive industry as an experienced leader challenging the status quo to shape and steer innovation is directly aligned with ElectraMeccanica’s mission. Joe has had significant expertise driving growth, competitive positioning and profitability across emerging markets. I look forward to working Joe and welcome him to the team.”
Mr. Mitchell added, “I am excited to join ElectraMeccanica at such a pivotal time in the Company’s history as deliveries of the Company’s iconic SOLO EV are rolled out nationwide. I look forward to leveraging my industry expertise to further fuel growth, maximize profitability and position the Company for continued success.”
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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Released March 30, 2022