“I've seen a lot of high tech engineering developments through the years. No question about it: Shockwave Motors practices creative, out-of-this-world innovation!”
Director of Flight Test Operations and Chief Test Pilot
At Shockwave Motors we make electric cars cool by providing a high performance, three-wheeled, three-passenger, all-electric roadster that’s convenient, economical, pollution free, safe, and fun to drive!
“I've seen a lot of high tech engineering developments through the years. No question about it: Shockwave Motors practices creative, out-of-this-world innovation!”
“The design of the three-wheeled Defiant EV3 Roadster™ is distinctly 'classic.' It's the electric car that ZZ Top might drive.”
Electric vehicles provide a lot of benefits to both the environment and consumers, but people are reluctant to buy electric vehicles for three big reasons: limited range, lack of charging infrastructure, and the fact that many electric vehicles have a higher initial purchase price than traditional gas powered cars.
At Shockwave Motors we aim to produce vehicles that address range anxiety and cost while still providing a fun, safe, and environmentally friendly ride.
Shockwave’s first vehicle, the Defiant EV3 Electric Roadster™, is a hardtop/convertible with seating for three people. The battery is strategically located to allow easy access and provides the vehicle with an ultralow center of gravity for superior stability. It has a range of 100 miles on a single charge and can recharge from a 120-volt outlet in approximately 8 hours, providing a daily range of 200 miles – all this for less than the average price of a used vehicle!
We don’t need any new infrastructure, no new house wiring, or special charging stations. A simple 120-volt outlet is all you need to join the EV Revolution.
Shockwave Motors, Inc. is providing a distinctly different vehicle for the EV market following the design and marketing strategy pioneered by the classic VW Beetle. Volkswagen produced a car that was safe, dependable, and affordable. This little “no frills” commuter car became one of the best selling cars in the world! Today’s EV market demands a similar type of vehicle. The roadster is convenient, economical, safe, dependable, fun to drive, and, most importantly, it is more affordable than a typical electric car. It’s a sporty car, like a classic Triumph Spitfire or MG.
Driving a roadster saves 30 barrels of crude oil and prevents 12,000 pounds of C02 from entering the atmosphere each year!
The roadster is affordable and, after the Federal EV tax rebate, is less than the average price of a used vehicle. Saves you $4,000+ per year in operating costs and repairs and has the ability to pay for itself in about 5 years.
The roadster provides the thrill of riding a motorcycle with the added safety of a race car, like roll bar protection and a Passive Head-on Crash Avoidance Design™
The hard top is easy to remove and enhances the wind-in-your-face thrill of cruising highways, country roads and city streets.
While we designed the three-wheeled roadster with efficiency in mind, the roadster is considered an autocycle (which is a category of motorcycle) by the United States government and motorcycle/autocycle manufacturing regulations apply. Safety of the driver and occupants is our number one focus and we meet and/or exceed all safety requirements.
After building consistent sales and manufacturing for our roadster product, we plan to introduce a second electric vehicle. Our plans for this vehicle include a modernistic, aerodynamic style, and seats for four adults. We plan for it to have performance characteristics similar to the roadster.
Also under development is a three-passenger pickup truck. We plan to designall three vehicles to fit on the same chassis and use a similar component configuration.
A limited production 4-wheeled, rail style, dune buggy is also under preliminary development and may be marketed as a kit.
Shockwave Motors has worked extensively with the Quebec Advanced Transportation Institute, as well as four universities, to validate the design and performance characteristics of our roadster. This resulted in over 1,000 pages of IP documentation including a Bill Of Materials, Manufacturing Solution, and a Memorandum of Understanding to purchase vehicle components from a European company. Our IP includes our proprietary design of how we assemble various components, our software controls for the motor, and the battery pack (size, chemistry, and location).
Traditional automotive manufacturers are abandoning the "car" market in favor much higher priced crossovers and pickup trucks. But, for commuting, we believe that people just want affordable and dependable transportation!
There is a growing market acceptance of three-wheel electric vehicles. Arcimoto, just entering production has preorders for almost 3,000 vehicles. The gasoline power Polaris Slingshot has about 25,000 sales per year. The Electra Meccanica Solo is a small, single passenger, EV retailing for about $18,500 (Canadian) and they have more than 24,000 orders and have contracted with a Chinese company to manufacture 75,000 units over the next three years.
Recently, IDTechEx released a marketing study that explored the global electric motorcycle market including three wheeled vehicles and “disruptive new forms of car and car-like vehicles”. This is exactly where we fit in. They expect this to be a $10.5 billion market by 2025.
The major industry trends seem to be development of either high performance electric vehicles (passenger cars and crossovers); with a correspondingly high purchase prices and Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs) with minimal performance and relatively low cost. While the high performance vehicles certainly offer the driver the white knuckle thrill of tire burning acceleration, the high cost will eventually limit sales. The NEV market is very small. Less than one percent of the people surveyed were interested in buying an NEV.
Our goal is to attract environmentally conscious, middle-aged or younger commuters, who are potentially looking to move on from their hybrids and purchase an electric car for commuting and use the hybrid for longer trips. In general, our typical consumers will be similar to Leaf owners and have the following characteristics:
According to marketing information released by Myers Motors (three-wheeled EV manufacturer), “You said you would use an electric vehicle primarily for commuting and running errands. You said it didn’t matter if the vehicle had 3 or 4 wheels, but that price was a bigger factor. Eighty percent of you said that a range of 60 miles – or less – is all the range you needed.”
The Leaf is the best-known and one of the most economical competitors with a starting price of about $31,000. Tesla’s provide more features, greater range, and enhanced performance; but are presently tens of thousands of dollars more! All highway capable, multiple passenger EVs, use at least Level ll Chargers and Tesla requires custom public chargers and special wiring to be able to charge at home.
We have identified three vehicles that are electric motorcycles/autocycles and are entering the commuter market.
Our distinct competitive advantages are not only in providing room for up to three occupants, a high performance and more affordable electric roadster; but also, our roaster gets a complete recharge from a standard 120-volt outlet in about 8 hours. Additionally, we are committed to using a lean manufacturing strategy and providing convenient, local service after the sale. Our roadster is a truly exceptional design, which provides the driver with a unique and exhilarating driving experience!
Our roadsters are designed with both ease of manufacturing and servicing in mind. These design strategies allow us to ensure assembly quality is maintained. Furthermore, we are contracting with major automotive suppliers for the component parts (agreements in place). Our suppliers are quality focused and we will ensure they maintain the highest quality standards by insisting on proof of quality with each shipment, as well as using incoming Statistical Process Control sampling techniques on all major components.
A study by FleetCarma ranked top selling EV’s based on cost and range. When we factored the Defiant into the calculations, we had the highest overall score.
We plan to initially focus on the key markets of: Florida, Texas, California, Washington, Oregon, New York, and Canada. The Assembly Facility should be able to service dealerships that are either wholly owned subsidiaries of Shockwave Motors or independently (nonexclusive) franchised dealers. We are also reaching out to companies such as CarVana and Vroom for sales and distribution. Shipping is FOB the Assembly Facility.
We have a dealer located on Grand Cayman that has the ability to sell throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean as well as being the first automotive dealer with the rights to sell vehicles in Cuba! Recently, several countries have pledged to ban gasoline powered in the next 20 to 30 years. After we establish our assembly facility and dealer network in North America, we plan to expand into the markets in India, Europe, and Asia. We have already had dealer inquiries from Europe in various countries ranging from Norway to Spain.
Virtually all of the components we use are “off-the-shelf”; only the fiberglass body, chassis, and front steering system are unique to Shockwave Motors.
We plan to establish an assembly factory in a vacant automobile dealership, as it will have much of the infrastructure we need already in place. This should provide ample room for roadster assembly, inventory, showroom display, and for any necessary service. The initial assembly factory can be established in a facility with approximately 25,000 to 50,000 square feet. As sales and production grow, we plan to either expand the original facility or move to a larger location.
We plan to provide service at the Assembly Facility, at our Franchised Dealers, and via a nationwide network of approximately 1,000 established service centers, such as Jiffy Lube and/or NAPA.
John, Shockwave’s Founder and CEO, has more than 50 years of experience with electric vehicles. In college, he researched and built a variety of electric cars, including one from the ground up. After majoring in Transportation and earning an MBA from the University of Tennessee, he spent eight years on active duty with the Air Force. John’s last assignment was as a Missile Combat Crew Commander for the Titan II, ICBM System at Little Rock, AFB. While in the Air Force, John continued to design and convert cars to electric power. He lived off the grid for almost 20 years and presently resides on Cherokee Lake, in east Tennessee, in a passive solar, earth sheltered home, of his own design. John created the Defiant EV3™ Roadster from the ground up to provide enhanced performance and lower electric vehicle costs.
“My earliest memories of any kind of an electric vehicle date back to 1958, I was around 5 years old. At that time, I had a little red pedal tractor. My Dad told me about getting a car battery and a starter motor; then using the tractor's chain drive to create an "electric tractor" for me to ride. I can clearly remember us sitting on the linoleum floor in the kitchen working on the starter motor. Dad was way ahead of his time on that one – electric riding toys are everywhere today – that was over 60 years ago and it sure made an impression on me!”
Normand successively held HR management positions at Rolls-Royce Limited, Bell Helicopter Textron, Hyundai Motors Manufacturing and was recently part of the executive team in a multinational Engineering firm called WSP. He started his own firm specializing in plant start-ups, and has helped many World-class companies getting established in Canada and the US. Normand’s areas of expertise include Plant start-ups, pedagogical engineering, and technology transfers.
Carrie has many years of experience in professional sales and media relations. She is responsible for securing media coverage with both local and national media visibility and serving as Shockwave’s spokesperson. Additionally, she oversees our social media efforts.
“In this endeavor, I believe we must strike a combination of the hands on application of lifelong knowledge with savvy marketing experiences. We must also take our cue from current understanding of consumer desires and let their preferences guide the driving force behind creative styling applications for the Defiant EV3 Roadster.™ In this way, we will make sure to meet the customer’s needs for a fuel efficient vehicle, while keeping it affordable for the general public. This is also the strategy we will use for tapping into global markets.”
John, President and CEO at Premier Automotive Export, Ltd. & Cayman Automotive Leasing and Sales, Ltd. His was the first company to deliver 100% American manufactured 100% electric vehicles to Havana, Cuba in November 2015.
Richard served on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA). During the past 20 years Richard has been an Angel investor and invested in numerous startups, many of which have been acquired by other companies. Richard has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Thom, best known for his work in Bad Boys II, CSI Miami, Ancient Aliens, the original owner of the International Model and Artist Group "Miami Models" (South Beach) and Paraween Entertainment, joined with Shockwave Motors, Inc, as an official Spokesperson.
We are a diverse team with a wide range of backgrounds. Our uniqueness is one of our key characteristics as it allows us to bring our strengths to focus on the challenges we face and arrive at the optimal solutions.We are a very coachable team and we play to win! Last, but not least, we know how to have fun and enjoy each other’s company. Being together and knowing how to socialize helps us build the strong relationships necessary to carry us past the difficult times.
If the offering's maximum amount of $107,000 is raised:
|Use||Value||% of Proceeds|
|Finalize Legacy CAD||$3,500||3.3%|
|Modify Body Molds||$4,500||4.2%|
|Bill of Material||$500||0.5%|
This is an offering of Common Stock, under registration exemption 4(a)(6), in Shockwave Motors, Inc.. This offering must raise at least $10,000 by April 28, 2020 at 11:59pm ET. If this offering doesn’t reach its target, then your money will be refunded. Shockwave Motors, Inc. may issue additional securities to raise up to $107,000, the offering’s maximum.
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