Troy, MI. (August 5, 2021) – Electric Last Mile Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: “ELMS” or “ELMSW”) (“ELMS” or “the Company”), a pure-play commercial electric vehicle (“EV”) company focused on redefining productivity for the last mile, today held an update for more than 40 of its strategic suppliers and partners to align on launch readiness ahead of the start of production of the all-electric Urban Delivery van, scheduled to start at the end of the third quarter this year.
The conference for strategic suppliers and partners, including Continental, Siemens, CATL, Maersk and others, was led by ELMS Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer James Taylor, Chief Operating Officer Jerry Hu and Vice President of Engineering Praveen Cherian. Mr. Taylor covered the Company’s recent listing on Nasdaq as well as the planned logistics, material flow and production schedule of the Urban Delivery through the fourth quarter this year. Management also shared more details on the Company’s engineering progress and production readiness.
“The demand from our customers is there, and with your continued support we can achieve our production milestones this year,” Mr. Taylor said during the meeting. “Together, we have a terrific opportunity to seize a first-mover advantage, help lead industry’s transition to electric and establish America as a global center for EV manufacturing.”
The Urban Delivery, the anticipated first Class 1 commercial EV in the U.S. market, will be produced at the Company’s 675,000 sq. ft. facility in Mishawaka, Indiana. In preparation, the Company has already commenced hiring at the facility in areas spanning production, process engineering, material management and employee training.
About Electric Last Mile Solutions, Inc.
Electric Last Mile Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELMS) is focused on defining a new era in which commercial vehicles run clean as connected and customized solutions that make our customers’ businesses more efficient and profitable. ELMS’ first vehicle, the Urban Delivery, is anticipated to be the first Class 1 commercial electric vehicle in the U.S. market. The company is headquartered in Troy, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.electriclastmile.com.
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