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ORGANIZATION AND NATURE OF OPERATIONS

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ORGANIZATION AND NATURE OF OPERATIONS
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ORGANIZATION AND NATURE OF OPERATIONS

NOTE 1. ORGANIZATION AND NATURE OF OPERATIONS

 

AYRO, Inc. (“AYRO” or the “Company”), a Delaware corporation formerly known as DropCar, Inc. (“DropCar”), a corporation headquartered outside Austin, Texas, is the merger successor (as discussed below) of AYRO Operating Company, Inc. (“AYRO Operating”), which was formed under the laws of the State of Texas on May 17, 2016 as Austin PRT Vehicle, Inc. and subsequently changed its name to Austin EV, Inc. under an Amended and Restated Certificate of Formation filed with the State of Texas on March 9, 2017. On July 24, 2019, the Company changed its name to AYRO, Inc. and converted its corporate domicile to Delaware. The Company was founded on the basis of promoting resource sustainability. The Company, and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, are principally engaged in manufacturing and sales of environmentally-conscious, minimal-footprint electric vehicles. The all-electric vehicles are typically sold both directly and to dealers in the United States.

 

Strategic Review

 

Following the hiring of our new Chief Executive Officer in the third quarter of 2021, we initiated a strategic review of our product development strategy, as we focus on creating value within the electric vehicle, last-mile delivery, smart payload and enabling infrastructure markets. In connection with the strategic review, we canceled development of our planned next-generation three-wheeled high speed vehicle.

 

For the past several years, the Company’s primary supplier has been Cenntro Automotive Group, Ltd. (“Cenntro”), which operates a large electric vehicle factory in the automotive district in Hangzhou, China. As a result of rising shipping costs, quality issues with certain components and persistent delays, the Company has decided to cease production of the AYRO 411x from Cenntro in September 2022 and focus its resources on the development and launch of the new 411 fleet vehicle model year 2023 refresh, the AYRO Z.

 

In December 2021, the Company began design and development on the AYRO Z, including updates on its supply chain evolution, offshoring/onshoring mix, manufacturing strategy, and annual model year refresh program.

 

Merger

 

On May 28, 2020, pursuant to the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated December 19, 2019, by and among AYRO, Inc., a Delaware corporation previously known as DropCar, Inc., ABC Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub”), and AYRO Operating Company, Inc., a Delaware corporation previously known as AYRO, Inc. (“AYRO Operating”), Merger Sub was merged with and into AYRO Operating, with AYRO Operating continuing after the merger as the surviving entity and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Merger”).