Ideanomics Announces Its Membership in CALSTART, a National...

The Quintessential Technology Source for Corporate Financial Professionals

Ideanomics Announces Its Membership in CALSTART, a National Non-Profit Organization Focused on Accelerating Clean Transportation

CFO Tech Outlook | Tuesday, March 02, 2021

NEW YORK - 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."

Weekly Brief