AYRO Receives Additional $2.9 Million Purchase Order for Club Car Current EV
The purchase orders for the Club Car Current total $4.9 million to date, demonstrating rapidly increasing demand for the newly-launched, purpose-built electric delivery vehicle in 2021
AUSTIN, TEXAS, Aug. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AYRO, Inc. (NASDAQ: AYRO), a designer and manufacturer of purpose-built, short-haul, and last-mile delivery electric vehicles (EVs), today announced the receipt of an additional purchase order valued at $2.9 million for the 2022 Club Car Current. This comes nearly two months after the announcement of the initial $2 million purchase order for the Club Car Current and brings total orders to $4.9 million to date since the product’s introduction in June 2021, demonstrating strong demand for this compact and customizable delivery EV.
The Club Car Current fills the gap between full-sized trucks and small utility carts, which makes it ideal for low-speed logistics and cargo services for universities, restaurants, governments, hospitals, resorts, sports stadiums, and airports. The all-electric design is engineered for multiple configurations - pickup, flatbed, and van box - and accessories - ladder rack and Tommy Gate - for fleet versatility and enhanced productivity. Featuring a 50% reduction in weight, approximately 49% reduction in annual operating expenses, and 47% smaller footprint compared to traditional gas- or diesel-powered trucks or vans, the Club Car Current is a sensible replacement from numerous points of view. This purpose-built EV is currently available, which is considerably sooner than competing commercial electric trucks set to hit the market next year. After its launch in North America in June, the Club Car Current launched in Latin America and the Caribbean to support the growing e-commerce market and overcome local last-mile delivery challenges in those regions.
“We are excited to build upon our successful partnership with Club Car with this additional purchase order for the Club Car Current,” said Rod Keller, CEO of AYRO. “It is clear that as organizations work to electrify their fleets, there is strong demand for the Club Car Current for its compact design, versatility, and affordable price.
The Club Car Current is being assembled by Karma Automotive at the state-of-the-art Karma Innovation and Customization Center (KICC) in Moreno Valley, California. KICC’s supply chain capabilities and resources allow AYRO to rapidly respond to customer and market demands despite industry-wide supply chain shortages.
Gallery is customizing the Club Car Current to support the growing demand for on-board food and retail delivery options. Their innovative solutions and patent-pending power system allow customers to bring goods directly to the point of demand, enabling users to expand their footprint while meeting sustainability goals across corporate and higher education campuses, stadiums, hotels, and more.
Element Fleet Management is also offering the Club Car Current alongside its financing, maintenance, roadside assistance, and other fleet services and solutions.
ABOUT AYRO, INC.
Texas-based AYRO, Inc., engineers and manufactures purpose-built electric vehicles to enable sustainable fleets. With rapid, customizable deployments that meet specific buyer needs, AYRO’s agile EVs are an eco-friendly microdistribution alternative to gasoline vehicles. The AYRO Club Car Current is the only zero-emission, purpose-built EV known to AYRO that can be optimized for the needs of any sustainable fleet. AYRO innovates with speed, discipline, and agility, and was founded in 2017 by entrepreneurs, investors and executives with a passion for creating sustainable urban electric vehicle solutions for micromobility. For more information, visit: www.ayro.com.
ABOUT CLUB CAR
With over 60 years of experience of innovation and design in producing small-wheel vehicles, Club Car is a leading manufacturer of gas and electric golf, utility and personal transportation vehicles. Founded in 1958, the Club Car product portfolio has grown to include much more than golf cars, now encompassing vehicles for commercial and consumer markets, built with an uncompromised desire for superior performance. As an industry leader in electrification and sustainability, Club Car is proud to be on the forefront of environmentally responsible Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) technologies. For more information, visit www.clubcar.com.
With 40 years of experience as the leading manufacturer of mobile food, beverage, and merchandising carts and kiosks for use in stadiums, arenas, airports, shopping malls, and campuses, Gallery is pioneering the use of custom electric vehicles for retail and concession delivery in these environments. Based in Denver, Colorado, the family-run company has produced more than 30,000 carts for over 5,000 venues in all 50 states and worldwide. Find Gallery online at www.gallerycarts.com.
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Released August 10, 2021