Exro Technologies’ Coil Driver™ Named 2022 Edison Awards Finalist

February 10, 2022

At a Glance

  • Coil Driver chosen as a finalist in 2022 Edison Best New Product Awards™ for Manufacturing, logistics and transportation.
  • Coil Driver is recognized by 3,000 world-leading business executives, academics, and innovation professionals for its ability to deliver more power, speed, and torque from a single electric motor.
  • Award winners will be announced on April 21, 2022, in Fort Myers, Florida.
Exro Technologies’ Coil Driver™ Named 2022 Edison Awards Finalist

Calgary, Alberta (February 10, 2022) – Exro Technologies Inc. (TSX:EXRO, OTCQB: EXROF) (the “Company” or “Exro”), a leading clean technology company that has developed a new class of power electronics for electric motors and batteries, announced today that its Coil Driver™ technology was named a finalist for the 2022 Edison Best New Product Awards in the automotive technology category. Gold, silver, and bronze winners will be announced at the 2022 Edison Awards Gala in Fort Myers, Florida. Exro looks forward to joining senior executives from the industry to recognize the accomplishments of all 2022 Edison Award winners on April 21, 2022.

Recognition by the Edison Awards is one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named for Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements changed the world, garnered him more than 1,000 U.S. patents, and made him a global household name. In this spirit, Exro’s patented Coil Driver technology was named a finalist for its ability to enable intelligent, electronic motor switching in real-time to expand electric vehicle (“EV”) performance and increase range.

Coil Driver utilizes coil switching to optimize an electric motor’s performance on-demand, and get more out of a vehicle’s motor and battery. Combining two different formats of power electronics that were traditionally separate drives, Coil Driver enables any electric vehicle – scaling from e-bikes to heavy-duty commercial vehicles – to achieve better acceleration, gradeability, and high-speed torque, while reducing the number of power electronics in the vehicle.

“We’re honored to be named a finalist for this year’s Edison Best New Product Awards in recognition of the flexibility and versatility that Coil Driver lends to electric motor designs,” said Exro CEO Sue Ozdemir. “Instead of taking a one-size-fits-all approach to electric vehicle manufacturing, our innovative Coil Driver technology can be scaled up or down, using our own motor design, or integrating with others. Our ability todo all this, while enhancing EV performance and reducing costs sweetens the deal for our partners.”

Nominees for the Edison Awards were judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics, and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, and medicine.

About Exro Technologies Inc.

Exro is a clean technology company pioneering intelligent control solutions in power electronics to help solve the most challenging problems in electrification. Exro has developed a new class of control technology that expands the capabilities of electric motors, generators, and batteries. Exro enables the application to achieve more with less energy consumed.

Exro’s advanced motor control technology, the Coil Driverᵀᴹ, expands the capabilities of electric powertrains by enabling intelligent optimization for efficient energy consumption. Exro is working with many partners from all over the world to bring their technology to the electric mobility industries and beyond.

For more information visit our website at www.exro.com.

Visit us on social media @exrotech.

Contact Information

Investor inquiries: ir@exro.com

Canada investors: Jake Bouma at 604-317-3936

United States investors: Vic Allgeier at 646-841-4220

Media inquiries: media@exro.com


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