Tell us about your education and background in the industry
Raised in Belgium, I moved to London and earned an Economics & Finance degree. After 5-years working as an oil trader for Barclays Capital, I moved to Israel and created BLITZ MOTORS to make a change for a better world. Today, I am the founder and CEO of the publicly-listed multinational company that is scaling up and revolutionising the last mile delivery market.
How has the electrical revolution broken down barriers to growth?
EVs offer several advantages over traditional gasoline-powered vehicles including lower operating costs, reduced emissions, and quieter operation. Advances in battery technology have also made it possible for EVs to travel longer distances on a single charge, addressing one of the main concerns of potential buyers. In addition, the battery cost has been decreasing over the years, opening up new opportunities for growth.
The fast-expanding charging network now makes it it easier for owners to recharge their vehicles, reducing concerns about range and enabling them to travel further. The key here is swappable batteries, which take less time to change than to refill a petrol vehicle. This reduces range anxiety substantially.
These developments have made electric vehicles more attractive to environmentally conscious consumers, thus expanding the overall EV market.
Why are e-mopeds so critical for a global sustainable transformation?
E-mopeds enable us to do the following.
- Reduce carbon emissions: Electric-two-wheelers produce zero carbon emissions, unlike conventional petrol-powered vehicles. They are also less polluting than conventional mopeds, which pollute much more than buses on a per-passenger basis. As the world seeks to transition to a low-carbon economy, e-mopeds can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change.
- Encourage active transportation: E-mopeds offer a convenient and affordable way to get around cities, making it easier for people to choose active transportation options over private cars. This helps to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and promote healthy lifestyles. E-mopeds are an excellent option for first and last-mile mobility.
- Promote innovation: The development of e-mopeds and related technology has led to increased innovation and investment in the clean energy sector, spurring further advancements in sustainable transportation.
If you could make one change in the world, what would it be?
As the CEO of a global smart electric moped company, if I could make one change in the world, it would be to accelerate the transition to clean, renewable energy sources and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. The world is facing a climate crisis, and we must act now to reduce our carbon footprint and mitigate the effects of global warming.
The transport sector is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and electric vehicles offer a promising solution to this problem. By promoting the adoption of electric vehicles, including smart electric mopeds, we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and move towards a more sustainable future.
But, the transition to clean energy requires more than just individual actions. It requires a global effort and government policies that support renewable energy development and the phasing out of fossil fuels. As a CEO, I would advocate for policies and incentives that encourage the adoption of electric vehicles and the expansion of renewable energy infrastructure, such as solar and wind power.
By working together to reduce our carbon footprint and transition to clean energy, we can help ensure a healthier and more sustainable planet for future generations.
What would you want your legacy to be?
As a leader in sustainable transport, my legacy would be to leave a positive impact on the environment, society, and the economy. I would want my company to be recognized as a leader in sustainable transport, contributing to a cleaner and greener world.
I would also want to be known for creating an innovative and high-quality product that is both functional and fun, enhancing the lives of our customers. Additionally, I would strive to create a company culture that promotes diversity, inclusion, and equality, providing equal opportunities for all employees.
Finally, I would like to be remembered as a CEO who placed a strong emphasis on ethical business practices, maintaining transparency and accountability throughout the company's operations. I believe that a company's success should not come at the expense of its employees, customers, or the planet, and I would ensure that this principle is upheld throughout the company's existence.
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