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Eduardo Cymerman, founder & CEO of ElectroBike had an exclusive interview with Jose Angel Manaiza, Jr. a contributing writer for The Huffington Post.
1. Mr. Cymerman, what was the driving force that inspired you at first place to build electro bike?
The driving force that inspired me was that I hate traffic so much! I hate to be in the car for 1 hour just to get to my office; Mexico is the 2nd worst traffic city in the world and I knew that there had to be an alternative method of transportation where I could get faster to my point of destination, I started to use a regular bike to go to work and I loved it, the problem was that I arrived totally sweaty to my office, and even for me that I have great condition and love sports the distance was a challenge. I did some research and I found electric bikes. It was like love at first sight that when I rode first electric bike for the time time, I was so fascinated by it. I had ameeting with my cousin Ari Hirschhorn and we decided to create Electrobike, a full Electric bike shop concept, where we would have experts to teach people on the benefits of electric bikes and where they can also test, buy, maintain and fix their bikes! We had 1 year of planning and about 4 years ag, we opened our 1st Shop; It has been an incredible ride and experience from the very beginning.
2. Mr. Cymerman, these bikes were made with high quality in Mexico. What is the global outreach that you envision to have? How many countries are currently making these bikes and will be producing Electro Bikes?
We decided to make this bikes gathering different great and durable components. We make them in China but the final quality assembly is made in our loca shops, where we have trained technicians. The global outreach that I envision is to have a Electrobike shops all over the world; that’s why we created a Master Franchise concept where we are gathering entrepreneurs from all over the world that share our vision and want Electrobike in their country. Right now we have 23 shops in Mexico, 5 in USA, 1 in Ecuador and we are opening Electrobike Canada this year with Rob Watts, we have the support and interest of people from so many different countries and that makes us want to work even harder to open more countries as fast as we can, it has been a great ride so far and the future is exciting!
3. Mr. Eduardo Cymerman, where do you see yourself, Rob Watts, a renown businessman & philanthropist from Canada, your partnership in Electro Bike 5 years from today?
I think with Rob´s ability to make things happen and Electrobike structure we could make this vision happen faster!, In Electrobike we are pointing to the future, we created another assembly battery plant in Mexico and we also created the public electric bike sharing stations and system. The future of urban mobility inside the cities will be with Electrobike!
ElectroBike was born and developed to solve some of modern urban living’s most pressing problems: time wasted in traffic, exorbitant parking fees, skyrocketing gas prices and the damage that fossil fuels are causing our planet.
First released in Mexico in 2012, ElectroBike’s line of cutting-edge, eco-friendly bicycles are revolutionizing urban transportation internationally, with 25 locations already between Mexico and USA, ElectroBike has helped thousands of commuters to move around in less time and with less money than previously possible.
It is our mission to use our industry leading, eco-friendly bicycles to transform urban mobility. In doing so, we will reduce the carbon footprint, reduce traffic and create a better urban lifestyle. At ElectroBike, we help businesses and individuals alike live healthier and happier while doing something positive for our planet. For more information visit: http://electrobike.com/
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