VANCOUVER, Aug. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO; SOLOW) ("Electra Meccanica" or the "Company"), a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, today reported its financial results for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018.
Jerry Kroll, Chairman and CEO of Electra Meccanica, commented, "During the first half of 2018, our team worked to achieve several corporate milestones that prepared the Company for its next phase of growth. This includes a capital raise of $10 million and a successful uplisting to the NASDAQ Exchange in August 2018. As a new NASDAQ company, we are excited to expose our brand to institutional investors who share in our vision to close the last gas station in North America through the proliferation of electric vehicles."
"We are well underway with our plan to deliver the initial shipments of our revolutionary mass production SOLOs to customers in the fall of 2018 and to open our first U.S. sales location in Los Angeles. We continue to see increased interest in our SOLO and Tofino electric vehicles with the pre-order book growing in excess of $2.4 billion CAD as of June 30, 2018," concluded Mr. Kroll.
Recent Operational Highlights:
Completed USD$10 million underwritten public offering on August 13, 2018.
Uplisted to NASDAQ Capital Market and began trading its common shares and warrants under the symbols "SOLO" and "SOLOW", respectively, on Thursday, August 9, 2018.
Pre-order book of refundable deposits as of June 30, 2018 in excess of CAD$2.4 billion CAD.
Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2018: Total revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2018, was CAD$279,366, compared with negligible revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2017. The increase in revenue was due to the acquisition of Intermeccanica International Inc.
General and administrative expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2018, were CAD$934,256, compared to CAD$445,146 for the three months ended June 30, 2017. This increase is primarily due to increased rent and office expenses, legal and professional fees, consulting fees and increased salary expenses.
Research and development expenses increased to CAD$1.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, up from CAD$621,321 for the corresponding quarter ended June 30, 2017. This is primarily due to costs related to the development of the SOLO.
Operating loss for the three months ended June 30, 2018 increased to CAD$4.6 million, compared to an operating loss of $1.5 million in the corresponding quarter ended June 30, 2017.
Net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2018 was CAD$2.6 million, compared to CAD$1.6 million in the corresponding period in 2017.
Cash used in operations was CAD$2.9 million, compared with cash used in operations of CAD$1.0 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.
Cash and cash equivalents and short-term deposits were CAD$4.2 million as of June 30, 2018, compared with $1.6 million as of June 30, 2017. Subsequent to the end of the quarter cash equivalents and short term deposits increased to CAD$14.5 million as a consequence of the recent closing of the public underwriting.
About Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp.: Electra Meccanica is a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles. The Company builds the innovative, all-electric SOLO, a single passenger vehicle developed to revolutionize the way people commute, as well as the Tofino, an elegant high-performance two seater electric roadster sports car. Both vehicles are tuned for the ultimate driving experience while making your commute more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
Intermeccanica, a subsidiary of Electra Meccanica, has successfully been building high-end specialty cars for 59 years. The Electra Meccanica family is delivering next generation affordable electric vehicles to the masses.
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