Printed on September twenty ninth, 2020 |
by Kyle Discipline
September twenty ninth, 2020 by Kyle Field
Chinmay Malaviya and Charlie Depman are relentless entrepreneurs and when an excellent thought got here by, they knew it was the best time to leap. Having spent years working in private electrical mobility on the likes of Fowl, Lime, and Scoot, they’d their fingers on the heart beat of the business. CleanTechnica sat down with Chinmay and Charlie to get the lowdown on their newest mission.
They sensed the emergence of a cavernous hole between the progressive wild west of electrical rideables and customers. Pressure was rising as shopper consciousness of the potential of rideables clashed with a whole lack of awareness of manufacturers, capabilities, driving traits, and value.
Chinmay and Charlie sat comfortably on the opposite finish of the spectrum. Consultants in private electrical mobility and the untapped potential of the huge array of latest codecs. They envisioned a brand new paradigm. A brand new customer-facing platform that existed to share unbiased info with patrons about electrical bikes, scooters, electrical mopeds, and the whole lot in between. Customers can be not solely capable of evaluate and distinction completely different manufacturers, however they may additionally faucet into service suppliers for the lengthy tail of possession.
Out of their mastery of all issues electrical, fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit, Chinmay and Charlie launched RidePanda. The brand new service stuffed the hole. It knowledgeable can be patrons of the potential of electrical rideables, letting them evaluate all kinds of codecs in a single reliable location. Charlie introduced his developer expertise to bear on constructing the answer, beginning with a quiz to usher events into the market.
The quiz pairs prospects with a handful of curated high quality choices to select from. “Our aim is to exchange automobile utilization and automobile possession with climate-friendly and sustainable car choices,” Chinmay Malaviya, co-founder and CEO of Ridepanda stated within the press launch. Doing this fires on all cylinders for the founders. They firmly consider that electrical rideables are the long run and that RidePanda fills a void available in the market in the present day.
Making it simple to discover a rideable is the first step, however the journey doesn’t finish there. RidePanda gives a full complement of helmets, locks, and accessories to package out new house owners with the whole lot they’ll must rise up and working on a brand new rideable safely. Except for merely providing a chance to upsell a brand new buy, serving to house owners trip safely ensures a greater expertise from day one.
The extra house owners trip their new automobiles, the much less they are going to use their automobiles, vans, and vans. That interprets to decrease emissions and in lots of instances, a more healthy way of life. “We consider that e-rides generally is a beloved substitute for the automobile if the consumer expertise for discovery, buy and help is straightforward and clear,” Charlie Depman, co-founder and CTO of Ridepanda stated.
The extra individuals trip their new electrical acquisitions, the higher. That’s decrease emissions, higher well being, and a bigger affect on local weather change. “E-rides are the way forward for transportation—the expertise is healthier than ever earlier than, and produces much less carbon emissions and fewer waste,” Chinmay stated. “At the moment, we take a step ahead as customers can choose a car that matches their wants, whereas additionally contributing to constructive environmental change.”
Having labored for large platforms managing huge fleets of rideables, they knew that getting automobiles onto the streets was simply the beginning. Upkeep was a large hole for personal house owners and so they felt they’d an answer. Leveraging their networks, they constructed up a service community to let proprietor pay up entrance for meeting, RidePanda help, upkeep, and even prolonged warranties.
The result’s a complete market that aspires to stage the enjoying area throughout the varied electrical rideables area. RidePanda is stay in the present day with a powerful array of automobiles, providers and equipment to softly usher prospects into a brand new world of private electrical mobility. Have a look and tell us what you suppose.
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