The goal at UBCO is to accelerate the global transition to electric mobility by designing the world’s toughest electric utility vehicles, that are effortless, safe, intelligent and affordable.
Since it was established in 2015, UBCO has evolved into a digitally connected UEV platform including on and off-road transport, portable power, accessories, and cloud-based software.
Founded in New Zealand, UBCO can now be found in international markets including the United States, Australia and Europe.
UBCO has reached a landmark point in its growth journey and is offering a convertible note to wholesale investors as part of its pathway to a significant Series B raise in 2021, with the potential for an ASX/dual listing in the following two years.
UBCO made considerable progress accelerating the transition to electric mobility. The 2X2 bikes are loved by customers and have already stacked up over 15 million kilometres worldwide.
COVID-19 accelerated UBCO’s drive to go 100% digital across sales, training, service and customer support, realising significant efficiencies internally, and an enhanced experience for customers.
It also accelerated the underlying expansion of delivery fleets in all of our key markets. During 2020, UBCO engaged with Domino’s Pizza in NZ on a subscription basis, and are now rolling this out globally. The Enterprise applications range across agriculture, freight, delivery and last mile, tourism, conservation and defence. One of these opportunities alone represents more bikes than double the entire sales history of UBCO.
To execute on the opportunity UBCO have:
UBCO launched its first UEV in its home market of New Zealand in 2016. The bike was named the 2x2 for the two hub motors in its front and rear wheels which enabled better traction and more torque in off road conditions. Initial production runs sold out quickly and UBCO established good credentials and a global following. Along with the sale of UEVs, UBCO has also developed an eco-system of products and services that provide additional lifetime customer value.
By 2017, customers had indicated the desire for a road legal version of the 2x2. UBCO responded to this demand by launching the Dual-Purpose 2x2, built on the same chassis, but designed for road legal compliance within the United States and Europe. In 2020 UBCO launched the 5th generation 2X2, with telemetry connectivity and UBCLOUD, the intelligent platform for fleet management.
UBCO has rapidly developed into a digitally connected UEV platform. Leveraging the benefits of modern electric drive and battery technology, UBCO’s platform includes on and off-road transport (2×2), portable power, accessories, and subscription software. UBCO provides a complete solution, from an individual user to enterprise customers across a wide range of applications.
UBCO has established an international presence with distribution channels in three key geographies: Australasia, the United States and Europe. Each distributor sells to a network of UBCO-approved dealers, alongside UBCO’s direct to customer (D2C) online channel through their website.
UBCO sits in a large growing market category globally. The rapidly growing concerns regarding vehicular emissions and increasing consumer awareness are driving global demand for electric vehicles. The electric motorcycle and scooter market size was valued at $30bn USD in 2019 and forecast to grow in double digits in developed economies following China’s early adoption.
UBCO has developed a pipeline of Enterprise opportunities. These have been used to create a bottom-up TAM from fleets in food delivery, last mile, postal and freight delivery and agriculture. This provides visibility of over NZ$2.3bn in Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR).
There are two clear types of customers, end-users (individuals) and business customers (fleet) who are drawn from varied application areas. The Enterprise applications range across agriculture, freight, delivery and last mile, tourism, conservation and defence.
UBCO's main competitors are grouped into new entrants in the on and off-road electric vehicle manufacturers (e.g. Niu, Zero, Cake, Surron ), and incumbent combustion engine manufacturers (e.g. Honda, Yamaha, Polaris Industries etc).
UBCO’s driving point of difference is the intelligent EV platform which gets smarter with each kilometre travelled.
UBCO has a significant lead on competitors and requires capital to:
UBCO is seeking to raise $5M from wholesale investors via a Convertible Note which is linked to a $20M Series B raise. The convertible note will convert at a 25% discount to a Series B raise and will pay 10% interest (capitalised).
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If you have any questions feel free to get in touch with Simeon Burnett at [email protected]
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