Earlier this month (4 October 2023), Tevva Motors Limited (Tevva) was informed by ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (ElectraMeccanica) that it no longer intended to continue with the merger agreement, citing incurable breaches.
The Tevva team was deeply disappointed by this abrupt decision and had no opportunity to respond to ElectraMeccanica’s claims before they went public. Tevva gave full and open access at every point in the process to ElectraMeccanica’s advisors and management, with full financial due diligence prior to signing the definitive agreement and senior members of the ElectraMeccanica executive team in residence for many weeks at Tevva’s UK facility.
Tevva strongly refutes the basis under which the planned merger was terminated, with no regard to the agreement termination protocol, and will be seeking recourse through due legal process. Tevva will shortly go public on its rebuttal of the ElectraMeccanica claims via the company’s advisors.
The termination of the deal has galvanised the entire Tevva team and board and the company has immediately laid down plans to regroup from this event and emerge even stronger. To this end, Tevva has:
Restructured the leadership team with David Roberts taking the role of CEO and Ken Scott becoming Managing Director, under the Chairmanship of Ian Harnett
Re-engaged with a number of investors and public companies looking for a merger with Tevva; the company is confident that from these various opportunities, it will secure both medium and long-term financing to complete its business plan of commercialisation and ramp up sales.
Tevva continues to attract interest from customers in its 7.5t battery-electric truck and the company has held a number of open days and customer demonstrations in recent weeks, including a successful acceptance test with TG Lynes ahead of vehicle handover in December. The Tevva battery-electric truck will be TG Lynes’ first truck for use in central London and the company was highly complementary about the vehicle’s performance. Tevva also has a number of trucks in build for handover to other customers.