AYRO Receives First U.S. Government Order for Its New Utility Low-Speed Electric Vehicle
Begins launch of new vehicles with strong balance sheet of $48 million in cash
ROUND ROCK, TX / ACCESSWIRE / January 3, 2024 / AYRO, Inc. (NASDAQ:AYRO) ("AYRO" or the "Company"), a designer and manufacturer of electric, purpose-built delivery vehicles and solutions for micro distribution, micromobility and last-mile delivery, announces that the Company received its first U.S. Government order for the Company's utility low-speed electric vehicle ("LSEV"), the AYRO Vanish (the "Vanish"), for a United States Embassy located in South Asia.
"This order highlights the value a whisper quiet, high payload utility vehicle brings to an environment where noise is a principal liability," noted David Hollingsworth, Interim President of AYRO's Operating Division. "We believe that these vehicles can be deployed on the embassy compound for a plurality of uses and charge overnight from a standard electrical outlet, requiring no specialized charging infrastructure or the need for noisy generators.
"Our investment in bringing these innovative vehicles to the market is starting to pay off, as we are in the early stages of receiving orders from various customers, highlighting the value-add we are providing in the market. With $48 million in cash on our balance sheet, we are focused on penetrating this exciting market, but doing so in a prudent manner, optimizing our costs and managing our cash burn," concluded Mr. Hollingsworth.
This represents the first U.S. Government order since AYRO entered into low-rate initial production, passed California Air Resources Board confirmatory testing and completed all applicable homologation requirements in the United States and Canada.
AYRO designs and produces zero emission vehicles and systems that redefine the very nature of sustainability. Our goal is to craft solutions in a way that leaves minimal impact on not only carbon emissions, but the space itself. From tire tread, fuel cells, sound and even discordant visuals, we apply engineering and artistry to every element of our product mix. The AYRO Vanish is the first in this new product roadmap. For more information, visit ayro.com.
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SOURCE: AYRO, Inc.
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Released January 3, 2024