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Ideanomics Increases Its Stake in e-Tractor Company Solectrac

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  • Ideanomics increases its stake in e-Tractor company Solectrac
  • Following Ideanomics’ initial investment, Solectrac received heightened product and investment interest
  • Electric tractors are poised to disrupt the $75 billion global agricultural tractor industry

New York, November 23, 2020 (IAM Newswire) – Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) (“Ideanomics” or the “Company”) announces that it has increased its stake in California-based Solectrac, Inc. through a follow-on investment of an additional $1.3 million. This additional investment reflects investment interest in Solectrac by ESG funds which is expected to close in the coming weeks. As a reminder, on October 22, 2020, the Company announced that it acquired 14.7% of Solectrac, Inc. for the consideration of $1.3 million. Since this announcement, Solectrac experienced an increase in product and investment inquiries.

This recent investment increases Ideanomics ownership to 24%, which will reduce to approximately 22% post-money once the additional third-party investment is finalized. The new investment by Ideanomics allows Ideanomics to increase its share of ownership sufficiently to recognize its stake in Solectrac under the equity method for US GAAP accounting purposes.

“We are very pleased to increase our investment in Steve and the Solectrac team, and we welcome the investment interest from funds looking to deploy capital in the clean energy and EV sector. We believe Solectrac has enormous potential and, given the uptick in both product inquiries and investment interest they are seeing, we exercised our rights to increase our stake so we can help Solectrac scale to meet anticipated market demand,” said Alf Poor, CEO of Ideanomics.  “We are excited to work with Ideanomics to accelerate progress toward a cleaner, healthier future,” said Steve Heckeroth, CEO/Founder of Solectrac.

Solectrac develops, assembles and distributes 100% battery-powered electric tractors—an alternative to diesel tractors—for agriculture and utility operations. Founded in 2012 to take electric tractors into commercial production, Solectrac was incorporated as a California Benefit Corp in 2019. It has received grants from the Indian U.S. Science and Technology Fund (IUSSTF) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Earlier this year, Solectrac received the World Alliance Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions label from the Solar Impulse Foundation. The label was awarded for being one of the one thousand most efficient and profitable solutions that can transition society to being economically viable while being environmentally sustainable. To learn more about Solectrac and the benefits of its electric tractors, read the Company’s bylined article published earlier this month.

For more information, visit: ideanomics.com and solectrac.com.

 

About Solectrac

Solectrac, Inc., located in Northern California, has developed 100% battery powered, all electric tractors for agriculture and utility operations. Solectrac tractors provide an opportunity for farmers around the world to power their tractors by using the sun, wind, and other clean renewable sources of energy. The company’s mission is to offer farmers independence from the pollution, infrastructure, and price volatility associated with fossil fuels.

About Ideanomics

Ideanomics is a global company focused on the convergence of financial services and industries experiencing technological disruption. Our Mobile Energy Global (MEG) division is a service provider which facilitates the adoption of electric vehicles by commercial fleet operators through offering vehicle procurement, finance and leasing, and energy management solutions under our innovative sales to financing to charging (S2F2C) business model. Ideanomics Capital is focused on disruptive fintech solutions for the financial services industry. Together, MEG and Ideanomics Capital provide our global customers and partners with leading technologies and services designed to improve transparency, efficiency, and accountability, and our shareholders with the opportunity to participate in high-potential, growth industries.

The company is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in Beijing, Hangzhou, and Qingdao, and operations in the U.S., China, Ukraine, and Malaysia.

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Christiane Heckeroth, CCO

Email: christiane@solectrac.com

Ideanomics,Inc.

Tony Sklar, SVP of Investor Relations

1441 Broadway, Suite 5116 New York, NY 10018

ir@ideanomics.com

 

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Worksport Receives First Trademark Registration in China for Worksport Brand

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TORONTO – February 18, 2021 — Worksport Ltd (OTC: WKSP) (or the “Company”) has received official notice from the trademark office in China that it has been granted exclusive use of its Worksport trademark in the People’s Republic of China for the next ten (10) years.  A first for Worksport, the China-based trademark allows Worksport to expand its international presence and grow globally without fear of losing brand equity from similar products or trademarks either made in or exported from the vast 1.4 billion-person-strong Chinese market.  Worksport is the leading manufacturer of solar and conventional tonneau covers for the international light-truck markets.

“Winning trademark protection in China is the first part of Worksports ambitious strategy to not only set the stage for a global footprint in solar-powered, light-truck tonneau cover markets, but also to expand our TerraVis™ solar technology systems in a market that is ripe for a fresh new player providing differentiating solutions for renewable, sustainable power production, storage, and deployment.  The TerraVis™ technology will go beyond just automotive light-truck markets. Worksport is already working on an outgrowth TerraVis™ offering of modular, mobile, solar-charging stations for smaller form-factor EVs – and plans to support all EV sizes – as well as roll out implementations for recreation, marine, and transportation vehicle markets,” Worksport CEO Steven Rossi said.

Rossi said that the Company was “very excited” about this achievement.  It is indeed a major addition to its growing international Intellectual Property Portfolio of 30+ patents and trademarks, which is rapidly becoming an increasingly valuable Company asset.  This China-based trademark is the Company’s second trademark protection announced this year, with the first being for its TerraVis COR™ line of mobile battery packs in the U.S.  The company looks forward to continuously developing and building the Worksport brand into a reputable force, one that will be a major player in the nearly $15-trillion GDP Chinese economy.  “We expect to expand expeditiously, penetrating the broadening global markets in parallel with our patent- and trademark-protected products in North America,” Rossi said.  “We aim to be a global household brand name, and this achievement is another milestone contributing to our history of successes.”

To stay up-to-date on all the latest Worksport news investors, supporters, and shareholders are encouraged to follow the company’s social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram, as well as sign up for the company’s newsletters at www.worksport.com and www.goterravis.com.  Worksport will continue to update shareholders, supporters, and investors to maintain the highest level of disclosure and information dissemination as Worksport continues to grow and develop at a very rapid pace.

About Worksport Ltd.

Worksport Ltd. (currently OTCQB: WKSP) develops and manufactures high quality, modular, attractively priced tonneau covers and solar-powered systems for light-duty trucks such as the Sierra, Silverado, Canyon, RAM, Ford F-Series, et al. and consumer adventures & emergency/ disaster-recovery purposes, where portable energy is a necessity.  The modular, redefining Worksport TerraVis™ tonneau cover system is being mindfully designed for the jobsite contractor and off-road, light-duty trucker – for work and play – to sustainably supply extra energy for those additional miles.  Its allied TerraVis COR™ mobile energy storage system (ESS), expected to launch by end of 2021, will be another redefining product targeted for vacationers, second-home owners, and campers.  Plans are also being constructed to address the dire adoption & scaling needs of the EV markets with grid micro-charging stations to provide convenience and efficiency in recharging to smaller form-factor EVs.  For more information, please visit www.worksport.com and www.goterravis.com.

Connect with Worksport:

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For further information please contact:

Mr. Steven Rossi
CEO & Director

Worksport, Ltd

T: 1-888-554-8789
E: srossi@worksport.com

 

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Worksport Broadens Development with Advanced TerraVis COR Portable Solar & Battery System for Global Market Launch.

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Global Energy Storage Projected to Increase to $546 Billion by 2035 

TORONTO –February 9, 2021 — Worksport Ltd (OTC: WKSP) (or the “Company”) has expanded the development of its advanced TerraVis COR mobile energy storage system (ESS) that can be recharged via solar or conventional A/C power. It is an outgrowth of their ground-breaking TerraVis tonneau cover system, a recently introduced fusion of cutting-edge solar power, storage, and delivery.

Worksport CEO Steven Rossi estimates that the Company could have working prototypes of this system within 60-90 days, and possibly debut it to market within six months following the outset of final development.  The TerraVis COR system is the first of its kind providing continually charged COR battery packs, where depleted batteries can be removed, recharged, and replaced, on-demand.  The TerraVis COR system will be portable for jobsite and off-road uses, and will be marketed globally as standalone products, rechargeable by most common power sources as well as any solar panel.

“We are entering a lateral and much more extensive mobile energy market where not just light-duty truck owners will benefit from the many advanced features of TerraVis,” Rossi said. “We are broadening our horizons with this new product, which can be used in emergency & disaster efforts; by contractors, vacationers, second-home owners, and campers; as well as in rural areas for agricultural purposes – among many other applications where portable energy is a necessity.  Depleted COR batteries can be recharged with solar power or by plugging them right into a wall outlet.  We are extremely excited about this development and believe it will be yet another gamechanger for Worksport, in addition to its TerraVis system.  The TerraVis COR system is expected to launch globally later this year.  There are also plans to further expand TerraVis COR to grid micro-charging stations for smaller form-factor EVs.  As well, plans are in motion to pursue applications within Freight & Transport, Marine, and Rail industries.”

To aid in rapid product development, Rossi said Worksport has hired four additional staff members, including two industrial engineers.  Worksport has also entered into a large contract with a special engineering firm that has extensive knowledge and resources of battery systems, charge controllers, and sine-wave inverters. The firm possesses a vast network of resources with numerous military and enterprise-level contracts.  An announcement pertaining to this relationship is expected soon.

In addition, Rossi expects the TerraVis COR battery system to be assembled in North America – most likely in Ontario – as part of a Worksport trend to bring back production from overseas.

“The portable battery storage market is huge, and the trend is growing,” Rossi said. “The TerraVis COR will bring immense value to not just truck owners, but also the global consumer market, forecasted to grow to over $546 Billion by 2035.  There will be cost advantages and attractive pricing for these very innovative, patented products.  We look forward to telling investors and shareholders all about them along with the launch of the TerraVis pre-order site as soon as possible.”

Invest Now

To participate in Worksport’s current Regulation-A+ offering, interested investors are encouraged to navigate over to the company’s investment platform (www.invest.worksport.com).  Every investment dollar will be used to further the Company’s growth.  Minimum investment is $2000, and all securities purchased will be registered and tradeable.  Investors have an opportunity to purchase one (1) common share and one 12-month warrant, directly from the company.”

To stay up-to-date on all of the latest news, investors, supporters, and shareholders are also encouraged to follow the company’s social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram, as well as sign up for the company’s newsletters at www.worksport.com and www.goterravis.com.  Worksport will continue to update shareholders, supporters, and investors to maintain the highest level of disclosure and information dissemination as Worksport continues to grow and develop at a very rapid pace.

About Worksport Ltd.

Worksport Ltd., an innovative manufacturer of high quality, functional, and attractively priced tonneau covers for light-duty trucks such as the Sierra, Silverado, Canyon, RAM, and Ford F-Series. For more information, please visit www.worksport.com. Currently trades on the OTCQB Market, under the trading symbol “WKSP.”

Connect with Worksport:

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Facebook

Twitter

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For further information, please contact:

Mr. Steven Rossi
CEO & Director

Worksport, Ltd

T: 1-888-554-8789
E: srossi@worksport.com

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Worksport Announces raising over US$2,000,000 in Regulation-A Offering to Date.

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TORONTO – January 28, 2021 — Worksport Ltd (OTC: WKSP) (or the “Company”) is announcing that, to date, it has now raised  over US$2 Million from its Regulation A  offering. The offering can remain open until November 2021 but with over 50% of the target amount already received, the Company expects to close the offering before that time due to the better then expected interest and support. The Company had announced raising its first US$1,000,000 earlier this month. The capital raised in this second milestone tranche is to be used for expeditious growth, research and development, inventory and brand development. Worksport management is also considering acquisitions and partnerships as a strategic means of future additional growth.

“The overwhelming positive response to the Regulation A offering and attracting over one half of the target amount so quickly after it was available demonstrates that the Company lives up to its word and is meeting the many milestones that we set out to achieve – and did achieve — since inception,” said Worksport CEO Steven Rossi. “The offering’s success has been very gratifying, and we are deeply appreciative of the many individuals who invested and share our vision of a bright future.”

Worksport management will be disclosing details on plans for new projects as well as details on milestones relating to its conventional product lineup, and new team members in the near future.

Worksport’s Regulation A offering is still open at www.invest.worksport.com – any interested investors are encouraged to participate in this opportunity before it closes. Minimum investment is $500, and all securities purchased are registered and tradeable. Investors have an opportunity to purchase one common share and one 12-month warrant, directly from the Company. Investors are encouraged to view the company’s newest investor presentation at: https://presentation.worksport.com/

Any interested investors or shareholders are also encouraged to follow the company’s social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram, as well as sign up for the company’s newsletters on both www.worksport.com and www.goterravis.com, to stay up to date on all of the latest news. Worksport will continue to update shareholders, supporters, and investors to maintain the highest level of disclosure and information dissemination as Worksport continues to grow and develop at a very rapid pace.

About Worksport Ltd.

Worksport Ltd., an innovative manufacturer of high quality, functional, and aggressively priced tonneau covers for light trucks like the F150, Sierra, Silverado, Canyon, RAM, and Ford F-Series. For more information, please visit www.worksport.com. Currently listed on the OTCQB Market under the trading symbol “WKSP.”

Connect with Worksport:

LinkedIn

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

For further information please contact:

Mr. Steven Rossi
CEO & Director

Worksport, Ltd

T: 1-888-554-8789
E: srossi@worksport.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This document may contain forward-looking statements, relating to Worksport, Ltd. operations or to the environment in which it operates, which are based on Franchise Holdings International Inc. operations, estimates, forecasts and projections. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and/or are beyond Worksport, Ltd.’s ’s control. A number of important factors could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Consequently, readers should not place any undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Worksport, Ltd. disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. No Stock Exchange or Regulation Services Provider accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

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