Atlis Motor Vehicles was born in founder Mark Hanchett’s garage, ignited by curiosity and personal motivation. Mark’s goal: take his energy-guzzling diesel pickup and transform it into an electric truck. Early on, it was just Mark, his truck and long hours spent in the solitude of his garage. His early efforts spurred him to think hard about what pickup truck owners truly wish for in an electric vehicle. He leveraged his engineering background and relied on colleagues who are experts in various fields—power tech, battery and so forth—to find out. Together, they sought to disrupt the status quo that is quickly taking over the electric vehicle market, and to discover just how far they can take it. The result: the XT Pickup Truck. It’s not just a better electric vehicle, it’s not just a better pickup, it’s the foundation for an entirely new approach to electric vehicles.




Mark Hanchett has over ten years of product development experience with 16 successful electromechanical and software product launches. Mark Hanchett brings a passion for solving hard problems in product strategy, design, manufacturing, and business operations, while continuously driving a focus on the best possible customer experience. Mark has served as Founder, Director, and CEO of Atlis Motor Vehicles since inception in 2016. Before starting Atlis Motor Vehicles, Mark was a director at Axon Enterprise Inc from 2012 to 2017, leading teams in the development of innovative hardware and software products for law enforcement. From 2007 to 2012 he served as a senior mechanical engineer and project manager leading cross-functional teams through design and development of innovative conductive electrical weapons at Axon Enterprise inc. He lives in Mesa, Arizona with his wife and two kids.



Michael has 20+ years of finance experience ranging from reporting, forecasting/strategic planning to acquisitions, integration and capital management in Fortune 100 as well as PE-backed organizations. He is passionate in leveraging technology to streamline and optimize processes and investing in the right levels of human capital to maximize business value. Most recently , Michael was the Head of Finance Operations at American Express Global Business Travel, where he led global finance teams managing $15BB+ in transaction volume while improving delivery operational metrics that transformed the customer experience. At Atlis, Michael is focused on raising capital and ensuring that all financial processes compliment the growth of Atlis’ business strategy. Michael has an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Michael is a continuous evolution and sustainability advocate and as a proud electric car owner for 7+ years, he is truly passionate about electrification. Michael is an ultra runner and leads a whole-foods plant based lifestyle with his wife and 3 kids



Liam has a passion for emerging technologies, innovative ideas, and scrappy teams. A mechanical engineer by education, he has worked across a broad range of fields, from manufacturing technologies, to aerospace hardware, to consumer products. Before Atlis, Liam led the consumer engineering team at Axon/Taser, where he planned and developed mechanical, electrical, and software systems. Growing up between Montana and Washington, Liam loves the outdoors and believes a great product should be much like nature: inspiring, durable, sustainable, and simple, yet full of detail.



Derek’s love for the automotive industry started with his first truck – since he can remember, he's been researching trucks and imagining ways to design and modify them. After graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine, he moved to Michigan to work with IAV Automotive Engineering at the Chrysler Proving Grounds. A truck guy through-and-through, Derek spends most of his personal time designing and implementing his ideas into truck builds.  He is currently designing, testing and validating the suspension and chassis designs for the Atlis Motor Vehicles XT and XP.



Annie is a creative problem solver with a background in product management, design, and business.  After studying Product Design at Stanford's d.school, she kicked off her career as a Product Manager at Axon Enterprise, launching in-car video solutions for law enforcement. Most recently she served as the Director of Consumer Products at Axon, where she built an independent business unit and doubled both revenue and profit in three years. She brings a passion for design thinking, user experience, and business strategy to Atlis. As the Chief of Staff, Annie owns strategic projects and programs focused on growth and operates as the right-hand to the Leadership Team. 



 Tamica has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources in a myriad of industries and Fortune 500 companies. She has
guided organizations through mergers and acquisitions, organizational restructures, strategy sessions, succession planning, and creating and implementing leadership development programs. She is passionate about helping leaders gain a better understanding of who they are, their strengths and development opportunities, so that they can move forward with authenticity. She loves transforming the culture of organizations to be more innovative and inclusive, enabling teams to be more responsive to changes in the environment, more engaged, and more productive. She will use her experience working with organizations in VUCA environments to attract and retain top talent for Atlis.



Ross is an award-winning designer with a varied background in automotive design. After completing the famous Coventry University Automotive and Transport design course he went straight to Turin, Italy where he was lucky enough to work on the interior to the Willys AW380 show car shown in Bologna 2014. From there Ross has been on many smaller scale projects for new and developing brands, designing everything from supercars to trucks. Perhaps the most notable experience is his work at Bollinger Motors where Ross, alongside the owner, designed the Bollinger B1. His growing collection of works can be found on his Instagram page @macchinadesign.



An Electrification enthusiast, Abel has been involved in the EV scene for over 15 years. Throughout his career, he’s designed products across a range of fields, from aerospace hardware, to utility power and consumer products. Before Atlis, Abel introduced lithium battery technologies at Redflex Safety Systems. This was not his first go at lithium technologies; Abel founded and still runs his own portable energy company. A home-grown Arizonan, Abel enjoys running, rock climbing and cross fit with his daughter and pups.



Matt has an experienced background in a wide variety of fields. While pursuing his Mechanical Engineering degree, he competed in the SAE Supermileage competition as a body design team lead. Matt then pursued his creative side and achieved his Masters in Design, New Product Innovation with Arizona State University. He has worked at TASER International as an industrial designer, performed consumer research, prototyping, and UI design at Nautilus Fitness, and has done freelance design. Matt is our swiss-army-knife here at Atlis, able to grind out CAD work on our platform and body for weeks on end, and then switch gears into creative UI, graphics, and video work at a moment's notice. In his spare time, Matt is a competitive cyclist and ultramarathoner.


An Interview with Atlis Motor Vehicle CEO Mark Hanchett and Lead Designer Ross Compton - Core 77 - Jul 29, 2019

Q&A Atlis Motors - The Electric Speed Shop - May 3, 2019

Atlis XT Electric Pickup Truck Platform Exposed - InsideEVs - Apr 10, 2019

Atlis is Planning a Long Bed and Chassis Cab Version of its Electric Pickup - TheFastLaneTruck.com - Feb 20, 2019

Atlis XT Electric Pickup Truck - Uncrate - Jan 9, 2019

The Atlis XT Electric Pickup Concept Could Have 500 Miles of Range and Tow 20,000 Pounds - Jalopnik - Jan 8, 2019

Atlis announces plans for XT electric pickup with 500 miles of range - Road Show / CNET - Jan 8, 2019

Atlis Motor Vehicles Punts Another Electric Pickup Into the Auto Arena - The Truth About Cars - Jan 7, 2019

Atlis XT 500-mile electric truck to challenge Detroit 3's pickup dominance - Motor Authority - Jan 7, 2019

Atlis XT Electric Pickup Truck Revealed: 500-Mile Range, Tows 35,000 Pounds - InsideEVs - Jan 6, 2019

Atlis Electric Truck Is Unveiled: Wants to Tow 35,000 Lbs & Accelerate to 60 MPH in 5 Seconds - TheFastLaneTruck.com - Jan 4, 2019

Time To Trade In Your Diesel: Introducing The 2020 Atlis XT Electric Truck - Driving Line - Jan 4, 2019

Atlis MV Electric Truck is Quietly Teased In These Many Images - TheFastLaneTruck.com - Dec 27th, 2018 


This All Electric Pickup Truck Looks Promising [via YouTube] – E for Electric – Oct 19, 2018

Electric Truck Startup Boasts Full Charging In Under 13 Minutes – Interesting Engineering – Oct 19, 2018

Electric pickup truck startup claims ‘full charge in less than 13 minutes – Electrek – Oct 18, 2018

Atlis Pickup Truck Battery Charges In Under 13 Minutes – InsideEVs.com – Oct 17, 2018

Atlis working on electric pickup truck with 800 km range – electrive.com – Sep 10, 2018

Atlis Motor Vehicle Aims To Set The Bar For The Fully Electric Truck – CleanTechnica – Sep 9, 2018

Are Capable Electric Pickup Trucks on the Horizon? – PickupTrucks.com – Sep 7, 2018

Atlis Motor Vehicles – Electric Meets Off Road Truck? – Off Road Xtreme – Aug 14, 2018

Can this Startup make an Electric Pickup Truck? [via YouTube] – Now You Know – Aug 2, 2018

Electric Truck | Atlis Motor Vehicles – Vanish Today – Jun 25, 2018

Is This Doable? Electric 4×4 ATLIS Pickup Truck with Up To 500 Miles of Range? – TheFastLaneTruck.com – May 3, 2018