#214 – Martin Cardell – EY | Driving Innovation in Products, Business Models, and Customer Understanding
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by Brandon Bartneck
2w ago
Martin is the Global Mobility Solutions Leader within EY’s Consulting practice. He joins to discuss the key shifts in the mobility sector, and how companies can position themselves for success. Takeaways The mobility industry is undergoing a significant shift, and companies need to strategically position themselves to adapt to the changes. Understanding customer expectations and providing a seamless experience is crucial for success in the industry. New revenue streams can be generated through energy management, circularity, and software. The EV market presents challenges, such as range anxie ..read more
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#213 – Alex Roy | Making Sense of the EV/AV Chaos, Effective Strategy & Learning from History
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by Brandon Bartneck
3w ago
Alex Roy is a well-known thought leader and expert in the mobility space. He joins to explore what’s real in the autonomy space, the importance of effective strategy and discernment, the challenges of effectively communicating and marketing new technologies, and more. Links: Show notes: http://brandonbartneck.com/futureofmobility/alexroy Edison Manufacturing Exchange: https://brandonbartneck.substack.com/publish/home https://www.johnson-roy.com/ https://x.com/AlexRoy144 Takeaways To determine the maturity of autonomous vehicle technology, it is important to go and see for oneself how the te ..read more
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#212 – Richard Hawwa | Nomura Greentech – 10 Key Questions to Prepare for a Growth Capital Raise
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by Brandon Bartneck
1M ago
Richard Hawwa is a Managing Director at Nomura Greentech, leading the Mobility and Automotive Technology practice in the Americas. Richard has 18 years of investment banking and operational experience, having advised on M&A and capital raising transactions with an aggregate value of more than $125 billion. Links: Show notes: http://brandonbartneck.com/futureofmobility/richardhawwa Edison Manufacturing Exchange: https://brandonbartneck.substack.com/publish/home https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-hawwa-42a64b44/ Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 05:42 Misconceptions About Raisin ..read more
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#211 – Ian Rust | Revoy – Reducing Long Haul Cost per Mile with a Novel Hybridized Approach
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by Brandon Bartneck
1M ago
Ian Rust, founder and CEO of Revoy, discusses their innovative approach to hybridizing the propulsion system of commercial vehicles. Revoy's solution involves adding a third electric vehicle to the traditional tractor-trailer setup, allowing for significant cost savings and decarbonization. Links Show notes: http://brandonbartneck.com/futureofmobility/ianrust Edison Manufacturing Exchange: https://brandonbartneck.substack.com/publish/home https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-rust-85a41b43/ https://www.revoy.com/ Takeaways: Revoy's innovative approach to hybridizing the propulsion system of comme ..read more
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#208 – Michael Granoff | Maniv – Chinese EVs, The End of “Mobility” & Finding the Right Investments
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by Brandon Bartneck
2M ago
Mike Granoff, managing partner at Maniv Mobility, discusses the future of mobility and transportation. Links: Show notes: http://brandonbartneck.com/futureofmobility/mikegranoff Edison Manufacturing Exchange: https://brandonbartneck.substack.com/publish/home https://www.linkedin.com/in/granoff/ https://www.maniv.com/ Takeaways Maniv Mobility invests in startups that focus on decarbonization and digitization of mobility and transportation. Evaluating founders is crucial, and the ability to adapt and find answers to challenges is a key criterion. Chinese EVs are taking over the global autom ..read more
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#207 – Andy Marsh | Plug Power - The Pace and Steps Required to Transition to a Hydrogen Economy
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by Brandon Bartneck
2M ago
Andy Marsh, is President and CEO of Plug Power. He joins to discuss the company's role as a pioneer in the energy transition and the future of hydrogen fuel cells. He highlights Plug Power's accomplishments, such as developing the first commercial market for fuel cells and building the largest PEM electrolyzer hydrogen generation facility in the world. Marsh emphasizes the importance of long-term thinking and steady progress in the energy transition, while acknowledging the challenges and external noise that come with being a pioneer. He also discusses the various applications of fuel cells, i ..read more
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#205 – Matt Markel | Spartan Radar – The Reality of Road Safety & Improving Spatial Resolution for Radar
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by Brandon Bartneck
2M ago
Dr. Matt Markel, CEO of Spartan Radar, discusses the role of radar in improving road safety and the autonomous vehicle ecosystem. Takeaways Radar, when combined with cameras, offers an affordable alternative for achieving human-level autonomy in vehicles. Radar excels in measuring range and velocity accurately, while cameras have superior spatial resolution. Spartan Radar focuses on improving the spatial resolution of radar through software, providing a three to eight times increase in resolution. They aim to complement radar hardware manufacturers and provide software solutions to enhance ra ..read more
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#204 – John McElroy Round 2 | Autoline – Peak Auto & Disrupting the Automotive Industry
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by Brandon Bartneck
3M ago
John McElroy joins for a second time to discuss topics such as electrification, autonomy, and the concept of peak auto. McElroy shares his perspective as an automotive industry enthusiast and highlights the diverse skill sets required in the industry. Takeaways The automotive industry requires diverse skill sets and drives economic growth. Autonomy has the potential to save lives and transform society. Car sales in certain regions may not significantly increase in the future. Automakers face the challenge of designing cost-effective vehicles. Legacy automakers can face challenges in adaptin ..read more
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#203 – Rakesh Koneru | HummingbirdEV – Microfactories, EV Retrofits & Building a New Heavy Duty EV OEM
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by Brandon Bartneck
3M ago
Rakesh Koneru, CEO of Hummingbird EV, discusses the company's approach to electrification in the medium and heavy-duty vehicle segment. The conversation covers topics such as vertical integration, modular electric vehicle propulsion systems, transitioning from retrofit to OEM, application in the mining industry, customization and modularity for different use cases, challenges and benefits of building a new strategy, microfactory strategy and vision, supply chain robustness and vertical integration, benefits of microfactories and localized production, and trade-offs and risk mitigation. Takeawa ..read more
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#202 – Laura Fox | Streetlife Ventures – Improving Urban Life and Mobility
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by Brandon Bartneck
3M ago
Laura Fox is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Streetlife Ventures, a seed-stage venture fund investing in B2B urban climate solutions to transform sectors including mobility, buildings, energy, waste, and water. She joins to discuss the challenges and opportunities in improving quality of life in cities and the urban climate space Takeaways Street Life focuses on the climate transition in the mobility and logistics industry, seeking opportunities beyond traditional big players. The MORE framework (enablement, rebuild, mobility solutions, maintenance) guides Street Life's approach to add ..read more
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