ElectraMeccanica Appoints Former General Motors and NASCAR Marketing Executive Kim Brink as Chief Revenue Officer

Seasoned Automotive Executive Brings Over Two Decades of Building Brands and Aggressively Growing Sales

Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA


VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) (“ElectraMeccanica” or the "Company"), a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles revolutionizing the urban driving experience, today announced the appointment of Ms. Kim Brink as Chief Revenue Officer, effective January 24th.

Ms. Brink brings over two decades of global agency and C-suite expertise to ElectraMeccanica.   Most recently, she was the Global Chief Operating Officer and Executive Committee Chair at GTB, a global leading marketing agency dedicated to Ford Motor Company and its retail dealers. Previously, Ms. Brink held senior marketing roles at NASCAR and General Motors. At General Motors, Ms. Brink was the lead Chevrolet marketing executive responsible for 20 vehicle launches including the Chevy Volt. In addition to her C-Suite experience, Ms. Brink has held public board seats as an independent Board Director and member of the Nominating and Governance Committees for Arctic Cat and as an independent Board Director of Vista Equity’s DealerSocket. Ms. Brink earned her Masters in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science from Wayne State University and is a graduate of the Kellogg Executive Development Program at Northwestern University.

Kevin Pavlov, CEO of ElectraMeccanica, commented, “We are excited to have Kim join our Executive Team in the newly created role of Chief Revenue Officer.   As we rapidly scale the production of our vehicles resulting in accelerated commercial deliveries of our iconic SOLO EV nationwide, the addition of a Chief Revenue Officer is part of our natural growth trajectory. Kim is an industry leader with experience in aggressive sales growth in niche markets, joining us during a pivotal time to make a recognizable contribution as we drive brand awareness. I look forward to continued execution alongside Kim in the months ahead as we deliver sustainable, long-term value for our shareholders.”

Ms. Brink added, “I am thrilled to join ElectraMeccanica as the Company revolutionizes the urban driving experience. I look forward to leveraging my expertise in the automotive industry to contribute to the Company’s vision and success as it becomes a household name.”

About ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.  

ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) is a Canadian designer and manufacturer of environmentally efficient electric vehicles (EVs). The company’s flagship vehicle is the innovative, purpose-built, single-seat EV called the SOLO. This three-wheeled vehicle will revolutionize the urban driving experience, including commuting, delivery and shared mobility. Engineered for a single occupant, it offers a unique driving experience for the environmentally conscious consumer. The SOLO has a range of 100 miles and a top speed of 80 mph, making it safe for highways. The SOLO also features front and rear crumple zones, side impact protection, roll bar, torque-limiting control as well as power steering, power brakes, air conditioning and a Bluetooth entertainment system. It blends a modern look with safety features at an accessible price point of $18,500. The SOLO is currently available for pre-orders here. For more information, please visit www.electrameccanica.com.

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Investor Relations Contact
MZ Group
(949) 259-4987
SOLO@mzgroup.us

Public Relations Contact
Amy Pandya
R&CPMK
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