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Ideanomics Invests in California-based e-Tractor Company, Solectrac

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  • Ideanomics acquires a 15% stake in e-Tractor company Solectrac, whose mission is to offer farmers independence from the pollution, infrastructure, and price volatility associated with fossil fuels
  • According to Research And Markets, the global agricultural tractor market is currently valued at $75 billion and poised for rapid growth
  • The largest segment for agricultural tractors is the below 40HP segment, where Solectrac’s initial three models address the broad needs of the market

New York October 22, 2020 (IAM Newswire) – Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) (“Ideanomics” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has acquired 15% of California-based Solectrac, Inc. for the consideration of $1.3 million. Solectrac develops, assembles and distributes 100% battery-powered electric tractors—an alternative to diesel tractors—for agriculture and utility operations. With this investment in Solectrac, Ideanomics expands its global footprint in the electric vehicle (EV) industry, specifically in the category of specialty commercial vehicles. This investment marks its first in an existing US-based OEM, and Ideanomics will assume a seat on Solectrac’s Board of Directors.

“We are very impressed with Steve and the Solectrac team and their deep knowledge of the agricultural sector. We have been interested in this industry for some time because we knew EVs could have an immediate impact without the need for extensive infrastructure,” says Alf Poor, CEO of Ideanomics. “Solectrac is a pioneer in the electric tractor market and shares our motivation and passion for a cleaner tomorrow.”

According to Research And Markets, the global agricultural tractor market is currently valued at $75 billion, with the North American agricultural tractor market expected to reach $20 billion by 2023. The largest segment for agricultural tractors is the below-40HP segment, where Solectrac’s initial three models address the broad needs of the market. Its tractors are specifically designed to serve the needs of community-based farms, vineyards, orchards, equestrian arenas, greenhouses, and hobby farms.

“With our zero-emission electric tractors, tractor operators don’t have to choose between power and environmentally friendly practices,” says Steve Heckeroth, CEO and founder of Solectrac and visionary in the renewable energy and EV industry. “My life’s work has been dedicated to creating clean, renewable alternatives to fossil fuels. Now—with Ideanomics and the company’s unique experience and industry perspective—we are well-positioned to achieve these goals.”

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.

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 that facilitates the adoption of commercial electric vehicles and supports next-generation financial services and fintech products. Our electric vehicle division, Mobile Energy Global (MEG) provides group purchasing discounts on commercial electric vehicles, EV batteries and electricity, as well as financing and charging solutions; we refer to this business model as sales to financing to charging (S2F2C). Ideanomics Capital provides fintech services that include intelligent and innovative solutions powered by AI and blockchain. Together, MEG and Ideanomics Capital provide our global customers and partners with more efficient solutions for a greener economy.

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.

Email: ir@ideanomics.com

 

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Global Results Communications (GRC)

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Worksport Provides Update on Growing Profitable Private Label Sales

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TORONTO – Feb. 25, 2021 — Worksport Ltd (OTC: WKSP) (or the “Company”) is providing an update to its shareholders regarding its Private Label Business. The company has shipped over 1,900 covers to its newest U.S.-based Private Label customer. Meanwhile, Worksport’s Sales team is in active discussions with two more Private Label customers in the US. Each customer represents a multi-national middle market brand but will remain private under the terms of the supply partnership.

“Worksport has begun to further build out its Private Label Business. We have been gaining substantial traction, garnering very valuable attention, and bringing in new customers as a result,” says Worksport CEO Steven Rossi. “Although the identity of our customers must remain private, we look forward to cooperating with each of them as their respective ecosystems include large, nationally recognized brands in the USA and globally. This type of private label business is how Worksport was able to nearly achieve profitability in the year preceding the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to be a solid driving factor helping elevate the Company to new heights.”

As is Worksport’s standard practice, it will create bespoke tonneau cover designs exclusively for these multinational companies, from its original, non-solar, patented product lines. Assuredly, these products will not compete with Worksport’s branded product offerings, and are accretive to company income as the technology, designs, and manufacturing processes are already in place.

“This is the win-win value proposition that Worksport brings to the automotive aftermarket, which no one does better,” Rossi said. “These orders prove that the demand for Worksport’s advanced tonneau covers have attracted the interest of bigger market players and are a testimony to the success of our advanced products in North America.  It should also be stated that we are devoting most of our marketing thrust to expanding our Worksport-branded tonneau cover business in both its solar and conventional formats.”

Worksport has also received notable interest and demand from two globally recognized brands for private label implementations of its highly anticipated and forthcoming TerraVis Solar Tonneau Cover and COR Battery Systems.

To stay up-to-date on all the latest Worksport news… investors, shareholders, and supporters 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 investors, shareholders, and supporters 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.

 

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For further information please contact:

Mr. Steven Rossi
CEO & Director

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

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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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This document may contain forward-looking statements, relating to Worksport™ operations or to the environment in which it operates, which are based on Worksport™ operations, estimates, forecasts and projections. These statements are not guarantees of future Company performance and may involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and/or are beyond Worksport’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™ 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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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:

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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