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B–ON and MIH announce shared vision

Preview B–ON’s new Pelkan eLCV and smart dispenser technology at Japan Mobility Show
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October 27, 2023

Tokyo, October 27, 2023 – B–ON, the global clean mobility provider, and Mobility in Harmony (MIH), the worldwide open ecosystem for electric vehicles (EVs), announced today that they will develop their partnership to provide shared solutions for fleet customers.

Under this partnership, B–ON’s next-generation “Pelkan” 100% electric light commercial vehicle (eLCV) and smart package dispenser technology will complement MIH’s last mile delivery and software solutions, and B–ON's “ElectrOS” electrification services offering will collaboratively integrate to enhance the fleet electrification experience.

The announcement came live today on the MIH exhibitor space at the Japan Mobility Show in Tokyo. The Pelkan EV show car, equipped with B–ON’s ergonomic and time-saving smart package dispenser, was exhibited there for the first time today, and will be on display to the public through the close of the show on November 5th. The full worldwide debut of the 100% electric light commercial vehicle is planned to take place at CES in January, in anticipation of its introduction in 2024.

B–ON’s Pelkan is a long range electric light commercial vehicle designed for urban last mile delivery. Cost-competitive, ergonomic, and connected to the company’s proven operating system, the vehicle is expected to be available from 2024 in both 43 and 54 kWh battery variants.

The Pelkan eLCV shown at JMS is equipped with a prototype of B–ON’s smart package dispenser technology, designed to save time and effort for drivers when loading and unloading packages from their vehicles. The company estimates that the resulting improvements in productivity could generate as much as $9,000 in extra delivery revenues per vehicle per year. The smart dispenser will be available both as an optional add-on to the Pelkan or as a separate add-on to be fitted to other vehicles, starting from Q2 2024.

“At B–ON, our goal is to create more SPACE in cities by making fleets, vehicles and their drivers the most productive for fast growing commercial transportation,” said Bruno Lambert, CEO of B–ON. “And there is simply no way that any one player in this industry can bring that reality to life alone. MIH’s open platform approach is a critical development for meaningfully moving our transportation systems forward. I predict that this is only the beginning of a much larger symbiotic cooperation between us.”

Mobility in Harmony (MIH) is an open EV development platform initiated by multinational electronics manufacturer Foxconn, officially established in 2021 and including software giants like Microsoft.

“MIH and B–ON are strongly aligned in our shared vision for shaping the future of urban mobility through EVs, cutting-edge software, and service innovations that enhance productivity for B2B customers,” said Jack Cheng, CEO of MIH. “We are eager to explore synergies and maximize business

opportunities harnessing the strengths of each other's products and services in this rapidly evolving space.”

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About B–ON

B–ON is a leading provider of electric vehicles, smart productivity-enhancing tools, and electric solutions for commercial fleets. With seasoned employees working together across Europe, Asia, and North America, B–ON is focused on creating SPACE in cities with Productive and All-electric commercial transportation solutions. For more information, check us out on LinkedIn or on our website at www.b-on.com.

About MIH

MIH Consortium is creating an open EV ecosystem that promotes collaboration in the mobility industry. Our mission is to realize key technologies, develop reference designs and standards, while we bridge the gap for alliance members resulting in a lower barrier to entry, accelerated innovation, and shorter development cycles. Our goal is to bring together strategic partners to create innovative solutions for the next generation of EV, autonomous driving, and mobility service applications.

Media Contact:

Veronica Grigoriou

PR & Communications

press@b-on.com

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