ElectraMeccanica Appoints EV Industry Trailblazer Kevin Pavlov as Chief Operating Officer

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ:SOLO) ("ElectraMeccanica" or the "Company"), a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, has appointed Kevin Pavlov as its new Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) effective May 1, 2021. Pavlov will be responsible for overseeing operational growth as ElectraMeccanica ramps up commercial production with a focus on enhancing profitability and efficiency.

Pavlov brings over two decades of automotive experience to ElectraMeccanica with an accomplished background and domain-specific expertise working with Original Equipment Manufacturers and globally recognized Tier 1 suppliers. Prior to joining ElectraMeccanica, Pavlov most recently served as the COO of Karma Automotive. Pavlov has held various other senior leadership roles in his career, most notably at Magna International where he was, at different points in time, the COO of its E-Car Joint Venture, Global President and General Manager of Magna Electronics, and Executive Vice President of Magna's Services, Ventures, and Innovation Group.

Pavlov assumes the role which had been previously held by ElectraMeccanica's Co-Founder and Board Member, Henry Reisner, who will now become Executive Vice-President of ElectraMeccanica and President of its wholly-owned subsidiary, InterMeccanica. Reisner will continue to work actively with Pavlov to ensure a smooth transition in the coming months.

“Kevin's drive and skills will be critical in ramping up our SOLO mass production and establishing our assembly facility in the US,” said Henry Reisner. “I look forward to working with Kevin and the team to propel ElectraMeccanica to the next level, while giving me time to focus on the e-Roadster vehicle line.”

In their new roles, both Pavlov and Reisner will report directly to Paul Rivera, who, as part of these changes, assumes the additional title of President along with remaining Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

“On behalf of ElectraMeccanica's Executive Team and Board of Directors, I would like to officially welcome Kevin to our organization,” said ElectraMeccanica President and CEO Paul Rivera. “Kevin's substantial experience in electric vehicle development, production and delivery will bring a diverse and welcomed skillset to our organization. Kevin is a known entity within the industry and has worked alongside me …

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