This website contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws and information based on management’s current expectations as of the date of this website. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this current report, including statements regarding the future development of QuantumScape’s battery technology, the anticipated benefits of QuantumScape’s technologies and the performance of its batteries, and plans and objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this current report, the words “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “pro forma,” “expect,” “plan,” “believe,” “potential,” “predict,” “target,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “continue,” “believe,” “project,” “intend,” “anticipates” the negative of such terms and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations, assumptions, hopes, beliefs, intentions, and strategies regarding future events and are based on currently available information as to the outcome and timing of future events.
These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Many of these factors are outside QuantumScape’s control and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to ones listed here. QuantumScape faces significant barriers in its attempts to produce a solid-state battery cell and may not be able to successfully develop its solid-state battery cell. Building high volumes of multi-layer cells in the commercial form factor and with higher layer count requires substantial development effort. QuantumScape could encounter significant delays and/or technical challenges in replicating the performance seen in tests of its single-layer cells and early generations of multi-layer cells and in achieving the high yield, reliability, uniformity and performance targets required for commercial production and sale. QuantumScape may encounter delays and other obstacles in acquiring, installing and operating new manufacturing equipment for automated and/or continuous-flow processes, including vendor delays (which we have already experienced) and challenges optimizing complex manufacturing processes. QuantumScape may encounter delays in hiring the engineers it needs to expand its development and production efforts, delays in building out its QS-0 pre-pilot line, and delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Delays in increasing production of engineering samples would slow QuantumScape’s development efforts. QuantumScape may be unable to adequately control the costs associated with its operations and the components necessary to build its solid-state battery cells at competitive prices. QuantumScape’s spending may be higher than currently anticipated. QuantumScape may not be successful in competing in the battery market industry or establishing and maintaining confidence in its long-term business prospectus among current and future partners and customers and the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on QuantumScape’s business. QuantumScape cautions that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. QuantumScape cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.
Except as otherwise required by applicable law, QuantumScape disclaims any duty to update any forward-looking statements. Should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results and projections could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning these and other factors that could materially affect QuantumScape’s actual results can be found in QuantumScape’s periodic filings with the SEC. QuantumScape’s SEC filings are available publicly on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.