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Electrovaya Provides Business Update

TORONTO, Oct. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Electrovaya Inc. (“Electrovaya” or the “Company”) (TSX: EFL; OTCQX: EFLVF) today provided a business update covering a number of topics.

Electrovaya is focused on supplying lithium ion batteries for the Materials Handling Electric Vehicle (MHEV) sector, an emerging and rapidly growing market opportunity. The Company is pleased to announce that it has received new purchase orders worth more than US $1.9 million (Cdn $2.4 million) to bring the total value of announced purchase orders received since the end of the June 30, 2018 quarter to US $3.2 million (Cdn $4.1 million). These orders are from the MHEV and Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGV) sector which require highest-quality batteries as the vehicles tend to operate for extended periods, as long as 24 hours a day.

During Q3 2018, the Company entered into a binding agreement for the sale and leaseback of its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters for gross proceeds of Cdn $22.5 million. Proceeds will be used to pay down debt and for working capital purposes. The closing date for the sale has been extended to October 22, 2018.

The Company has continued to showcase its forklift battery products at trade shows, including The Global Cold Chain Expo in Chicago, Illinois and both the Battery Show and Critical Power Expo in Novi, Michigan.

Dr. Sankar Das Gupta, Electrovaya’s Chief Executive Officer, was recently invited to participate in a panel discussion attended by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and several of his ministers, regarding the energy transformation of India. India could become one of the largest markets for lithium ion batteries as electric vehicle adoption in the country increases and the government plans to generate increasing amounts of energy from solar and other intermittent renewable sources.

For more information, please contact:

Peter Koven
Bay Street Communications
Telephone: 1.647.496.7857

About Electrovaya Inc.

Electrovaya Inc. (TSX:EFL) (OTCQX:EFLVF) designs, develops and manufactures proprietary Lithium Ion Super Polymer® batteries, battery systems, and battery-related products for energy storage, clean electric transportation and other specialized applications. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Electrovaya is a technology focused company with extensive IP, supplying leading global customers.

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