The restructuring, which the company said is in response to a challenging economic environment, aims at a 30 per cent cut in spending to help meet its business targets until late 2023 using the $500 million cash on hand.

This comes after bigger player Rivian Automotive RIVN.O said it will brief employees on Friday on potential layoffs, while Tesla Inc TSLA.O said it would cut 229 jobs.

Arrival is one of the many EV startups that went public in the last two years through reverse mergers with SPACs. Its strategy was building electric delivery vans and buses using smaller, less costly factories.

However, its US-listed stock has tumbled 80 per cent so far in 2022, as investors, worried about the economy, abandon companies that do not turn a profit.

Arrival posted a net loss of $10.4 million in the first quarter.

The company added it will provide a business strategy update on its second quarter earnings call on 11 August.