Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  



Organization and Nature of Operations


Volcon, Inc. (“Volcon” or the “Company”) was formed on February 21, 2020, as a Delaware corporation, under the name Frog ePowersports, Inc. The Company was renamed Volcon, Inc. on October 1, 2020. Volcon is a developer and manufacturer of all-electric off road powersport vehicles.


On January 5, 2021, the Company created Volcon ePowersports, LLC, a Colorado wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, to sell Volcon vehicles and accessories in the United States.


Going Concern


The accompanying interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. The Company has recurring losses and has generated negative cash flows from operations since inception.


In August 2022, the Company ceased manufacturing the Grunt motorcycle in Round Rock, Texas and has outsourced the manufacturing of the Grunt to a third party in Mexico. Further, the Company has, or plans to, outsource the manufacturing of all its future vehicles to third parties for the foreseeable future. The Company has also outsourced certain design and prototype services of its vehicles to third parties. In September 2022, management reduced headcount and employee related costs in its product development and administrative departments to reduce operating costs.


Also in August 2022, the Company received net proceeds of approximately $22.3 million for the issuance of convertible notes due February 2024 and warrants (see Note 6). The convertible notes require the Company to have unrestricted and unencumbered cash on deposit of $10,000,000 if the outstanding principal (and interest, if any) of the convertible notes is $15,000,000 or greater as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2023. The cash on deposit requirement is reduced dollar for dollar to the extent the outstanding principal (and interest, if any) of the convertible notes is less than $15,000,000 on each of these dates.


Although management believes that the cost reduction initiatives, the estimated future proceeds that are anticipated to be generated from operations and net proceeds received from the convertible notes and warrants will be sufficient to fund the Company’s operations over the next twelve months and meet the requirements to maintain cash on deposit as specified in the convertible note agreements, there can be no assurance that the Company will not require additional funding to continue its operations for the next twelve months. There can also be no assurance that such additional funding if needed, would be available to the Company on acceptable terms, or at all.


Due to these conditions, this raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that may result should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.


Impact of COVID-19


The outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”), which was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, and the related responses by public health and governmental authorities to contain and combat its outbreak and spread, has severely impacted the U.S. and world economies. Economic recessions, including those brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, may have a negative effect on the demand for the Company’s products and the Company’s operating results. The range of possible impacts on the Company’s business from the coronavirus pandemic could include: (i) changing demand for the Company’s products; (ii) potential disruption to the Company’s supply chain and distribution network; and (iii) disruption in the production of the Company’s vehicles by third parties due to employee illness or government regulations regarding social distancing and workplace requirements.


Impact of Russia and Ukraine Conflict

On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine could impact the availability of nickel, an element used in the production of lithium ion cells used in batteries that power our vehicles. The shortage of these cells could have an impact on our ability to produce vehicles to meet our customers’ demands. In addition, sanctions against Russia could impact the price of elements, including nickel, that are used in the production of batteries which would result in higher costs to produce our vehicles. These sanctions have also impacted the U.S. and global economy and could result in an economic recession which could cause a broader disruption to the Company’s supply chain and distribution network and customer demand for our products.