The AYRO Vanish Enters Production Readiness Review

Process will determine readiness of the low-speed EV for production

ROUND ROCK, TX / ACCESSWIRE / June 28, 2023 / 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, today announced the 2023 AYRO Vanish (the "Vanish") has entered into Production Readiness Review ("PRR"), which assesses the readiness of a system's design and operation to enter Low-Rate Initial Production ("LRIP") and Full-Rate Production.

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This news comes on the heels of the Vanish initiating homologation in both the United States and Canada, by demonstrating compliance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 500 and 111, Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) 500, and most recently the California Air Resources Board (C.A.R.B.).

"The Vanish is crafted to support both light- and heavy-duty needs in a plurality of applications," noted Tom Wittenschlaeger, CEO of AYRO. "By going through the PRR process, we are taking the first step of a legitimate transition into LRIP and confirming that the design we have put so much thought and care into can be produced and ramped seamlessly to scale."

A PRR is an objective process to evaluate a program to determine whether it is ready for production. This process helps to identify and mitigate risks associated with production and the completed product and to validate if the supporting parts of the organization are prepared to manage the manufacturing process.

Examples of the criteria typically evaluated when determining the success of PRR include affirmative answers to the following questions:

  • Has the part, assembly, or product been documented to enable the system to be produced?
  • Has a change control process been established?
  • Are adequate processes and documentation in place?
  • Have existing processes and standards been followed?
  • Is the system reproducible and within cost targets and regulatory requirements?

"To date, our vehicles have been hand-built by our engineering team. Now we are validating our ability to build them exactly as they will be built in the production line," said Art Aguilar, manufacturing operations director at AYRO. "This review will confirm whether the process we have put together for building our vehicles can be executed by our manufacturing team and whether they have adequate time at each station. If there are issues, then we will take the necessary steps to review and revise the process."

The Vanish is a utility low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) with a lightweight architecture that limits vehicle weight and maximizes payload. The Vanish offers highly adaptable configurations and is designed to serve as a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to gas-powered vehicles typically used in commercial fleets.

AYRO has been honored with two prominent awards in 2023, including the Red Dot Award for Product Design and the Frost and Sullivan North American New Product Innovation Award. Additionally, AYRO has secured a design patent and two utility patents for the Vanish and has filed several others, along with numerous foundational patents in the field of sustainability.

About AYRO
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

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