February 26, 2021 (Source) —
- Ideanomics will be a full member, which provides access to CALSTART and stakeholder leadership, increased project partnership engagement, as well as hands-on, participatory industry connections
- CALSTART 270+ members are composed of transportation-related stakeholders, including manufacturers, suppliers, fleets, technology firms, academic institutions, government agencies, NGOs, power companies, fuel providers, banks, and more
- CALSTART works nationally and internationally with businesses and governments to develop clean, efficient transportation solutions
Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) (“Ideanomics” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce its membership in CALSTART, a non-profit organization that facilitates the growth of the clean transportation technology industry resulting in clean air, climate stability and job growth. CALSTART’s expertise lies in providing early adopters with leadership, connections and funding to accelerate the deployment of game-changing technologies which complements Ideanomics’ efforts to drive Global commercial EV adoption. The CALSTART membership will assist in growing its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) and Medici Motor Works, Ideanomics North American heavy truck and specialty vehicle division, as well as portfolio company Solectrac.
Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, WAVE is a leading provider of inductive (wireless) charging solutions for medium and heavy-duty electric vehicles (EVs). Its technology has been deployed since 2012 and has demonstrated the capability to develop and integrate high-power charging systems into heavy-duty electric vehicles from leading commercial EV manufacturers. WAVE’s systems offer several compelling benefits over plug-in-based charging systems, including increasing EV range, reduced maintenance, improved health and safety, and expedited energy connection.
“CALSTART provides Ideanomics with the network and expertise that will help us accelerate the adoption of WAVE’s technology,” said Ideanomics CEO Alf Poor. “The benefits of WAVE’s wireless charging systems are aligned with CALSTART’s mission, and with this membership, we can enhance our national and global programs.”
“CALSTART is a growing community of innovators all pushing in the same direction to rapidly decarbonize our transportation systems,” said John Boesel, President & CEO of CALSTART. “We are thrilled to welcome Ideanomics as a partner that appreciates the need to mobilize capital to accelerate commercial fleet electrification. Their motivation and know-how, as well as their strategic acquisition of WAVE, position them to be a great asset as fleets seek resources to assist in their electrification journeys. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with our newest member.”
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 that 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.
CALSTART | Changing transportation for good
A national nonprofit consortium with offices in New York, Michigan, Colorado, and California and partners world-wide, CALSTART works with 270+ member company and agency innovators to build a prosperous, efficient, and clean high-tech transportation industry.
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