Complaint Filed Against ElectraMeccanica in Connection With Termination of Arrangement

MESA, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) (“ElectraMeccanica”), a designer and assembler of electric vehicles, today announced that Tevva Motors Limited (“Tevva”) filed a complaint (the “Complaint”) in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona on November 3, 2023 against ElectraMeccanica, 1432952 B.C. Ltd. (“Holdco”), 1432957 B.C. Ltd. (“Parentco”) and Susan E. Docherty, ElectraMeccanica’s Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Operating Officer.

As previously announced, on October 4, 2023, ElectraMeccanica notified Tevva of the termination of that certain arrangement agreement (the “Arrangement Agreement”) dated August 14, 2023, by and among ElectraMeccanica, Tevva, Holdco and Parentco, pursuant to which ElectraMeccanica and Tevva were to combine by way of a statutory plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) (the “Arrangement”).

The Complaint alleges breach of contract, defamation and tortious interference by the defendants, as applicable, in connection with the Arrangement Agreement and the transactions contemplated therein. The Complaint seeks actual damages of US$75 million, unspecified punitive damages and attorneys’ fees and costs. Additionally, the Complaint seeks preliminary and permanent injunctive relief (i) preliminarily prohibiting ElectraMeccanica from completing a merger with any other merger partner pending resolution of the Complaint; (ii) preventing ElectraMeccanica from dissipating its cash reserves through dividend or otherwise; (iii) requiring ElectraMeccanica to complete the Arrangement with Tevva; and (iv) otherwise requiring effectuation of the Arrangement.

ElectraMeccanica and the other defendants believe that Tevva’s allegations are without merit and intend to vigorously defend their position to the fullest extent permitted by law. ElectraMeccanica also intends to pursue its own legal rights and remedies against Tevva.

About ElectraMeccanica

ElectraMeccanica (NASDAQ: SOLO) is a designer and assembler of environmentally efficient electric vehicles intended to enhance the urban driving experience, including commuting, delivery and shared mobility.

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John Franklin

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