EUGENE, Ore., Sept. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arcimoto, Inc.® (NASDAQ: FUV), makers of rightsized, ultra-efficient electric vehicles for moving people and stuff, today announced a strategic restructuring with the goal to focus operations on immediate revenue-driving programs such as FUV consumer sales, Deliverator fleet sales, and rentals in key markets. As a result, the Company anticipates a 32 percent reduction in payroll expenses, through a combination of temporary furloughs and permanent workforce reductions and is reducing operational expenses through budget realignment across the company. The plan is designed to support the company’s growth and profitability objectives and improve its operating margin.
“Today’s cost restructuring is a direct response to the macroeconomic environment conditions and supply chain issues we are facing, requiring us to be more disciplined and laser focused on the areas of our business that are most critical to achieving profitability,” said Interim CEO Jesse Fittipaldi. “Operating with greater efficiency and focusing on the parts of our business that are most critical to achieving profitability will allow us to deliver more vehicles to happy customers. We do not take these actions lightly; we love our Team, but these difficult steps are necessary in order to maximize our current resources, reduce operating expenses across the board, and generate increased value for our shareholders.”
Some long-term projects have been put on hold for the immediate future. This will allow the Company to focus on improvements to the FUV, Deliverator, and Flatbed, the core products that are driving consumer sales and rentals, as well as fleet sales, respectively.
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About Arcimoto, Inc.
Arcimoto is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of rightsized, ultra-efficient, incredibly fun electric vehicles for everyday mobility. Built on the revolutionary three-wheel Arcimoto Platform, our vehicles are purpose-built for daily driving and local delivery, all at a fraction of the cost and environmental impact of traditional gas-powered vehicles. Based in Eugene, Oregon, the Arcimoto team is dedicated to creating world-class EVs that make the world a better place. For more information, please visit Arcimoto.com.
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