New AEV Vehicles Debut at C.E.S. 2018 in Las Vegas
We unveiled two new all-electric models at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. CES is the largest annual show in Las Vegas with over 170,000 visitors spanning five days. We premiered the “311”— the revolutionary three-wheeled, two-seater 50+ mph commuter and the “511”— the burly 4×4 with up to 60 miles range.
Both AEV stablemates joined the “411”— the clean energy workhorse designed for parcel, moving, and professional fleets.
Our impressive 30 x 40 foot booth was packed with interest in AEV and its “Assembled in Texas” all-electric lineup and, especially, the AEV “Productivity Suite” (GPS Location, Geo Fencing, and Delivery Cycle Time) included in every vehicle.
Each day, we welcomed international, national, regional, and local fleet opportunities along with multiple investment exposures. The show’s results included hundreds of leads and four new international Distributors (Latin America + Europe) along with formal introductions to 11 U.S. Dealers along with multiple pre-sales at the show. We also met with U-Haul and Costco about their fleet and retail opportunities.
Our pre-CES press release garnered global media pickup including tallies of almost 300 pickups reaching a potential audience of over 82 million. (AEV CES 2018 Press Release)
1,100 Unit Order Buoys 311 Launch in Q2 2018
“Mama Fu’s” Asian Food Restaurant has been finalizing an initial up to 100 unit order for our 311 vehicle. Mama Fu’s is modifying our revolutionary 311 inline seating layout to include a rear custom insulated “hot box” for neighborhood hot food order delivery. The fast casual food company sees the value of connected productivity using our AEV “Productivity Suite” which includes GPS Location, Geo Fencing, and Delivery Cycle Time telemetry along with a standard rear backup camera. Additionally, 1,100 units have been ordered for last mile transit.
New AEV Leadership Team in Place
AEV’s experienced management team has grown to include new Chief Revenue Officer Brian Buccella, former Segway VP of Business Development and Marketing responsible for rebranding and launching Segway’s Robotics and Retail Product lines. Brian brings multiple EV company management experience in both B2C and B2B. His background includes being former President of Vectrix, LLC, an electric motorcycle manufacturer and a founding partner of T3 Motion, an electric fleet vehicle designed for police, military, and security applications.
AEV Technologies Social Media Exposure
We are reinvigorating our story of sustainable and connected vehicle technology. Our messaging is going out via traditional and new media platforms. Social media has quickly become an invaluable resource to promote our technology, products, and events. We have begun to develop and execute new digital messaging via influential social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and Vimeo.