It’s probably time for another update on how Daymak’s getting on with its ambitious Avvenire line of electric vehicles. According to the stats on its website, the Canadian firm’s already attracted well over $300m in pre-orders and is reportedly aiming to hit $1bn by July.
Avvenire comprises six electric vehicles: an e-bike, a recumbent bike, an e-scooter, an all-terrain vehicle and an electric car, plus an eye-catching personal flying vehicle called the Skyrider.
Pre-orders opened in March and Daymak don’t seem to be struggling to find people who are interested.
The crazily-fast Spiritus electric three-wheeler is leading the way with over 4,000 orders, but even the Skyrider has attracted a few hundred $100 deposits – despite its $250,000 price tag and the fact no government has yet cleared it for use.
“For sure that's the future. It's sooner than most people realise,” the firm’s founder and CEO Aldo Baiocchi told Forbes this week. “As the price of lithium batteries goes down and technology gets better, governments will have no choice but to implement rules for all these flying vehicles.”
Baiocchi says he is confident there is a gap in the market for transportation that is, “faster, cooler, and greener than ever built before.”
The firm recently announced that all of its Avvenire vehicles would come with a patented wireless charging system called Ondata. It says it will also be possible to retrofit this to other personal light electric vehicles, “to drive an industry standard.”
Baiocchi said: “Daymak Ondata adds value to our Avvenire lineup and to the market as a whole. We aren’t developing electric vehicles. We are manifesting a vision of what the future is supposed to look like, and every vehicle that can be fitted with a wireless charging system will be.
“Daymak Ondata is projected to be one of our leading revenue-generators as we are also offering it an easy-to-install kit for a very cost-effective price.”
Avvenire production is set to begin in 2022.