Greg interviews Tim Koncewicz from electric tuk-tuk company to chat about their mission to provide a safe and environmentally clean alternative to gas-powered tuk-tuks. Unlike normal taxis and old-school automobiles (pfft), MuvMi focuses on...
Greg interviews Tim Koncewicz from electric tuk-tuk company MuvMi to chat about their mission to provide a safe and environmentally clean alternative to gas-powered tuk-tuks. Unlike normal taxis and old-school automobiles (pfft), MuvMi focuses on ‘microtransit,’ which means moving people within local communities instead of across town. So MuvMi might take you from one part of your neighborhood to a nearby location, or to the BTS or MRT for a longer ride. The company already has 300 vehicles around Bangkok and hopes to expand to 600 by the end of the year.
Greg asks Tim a number of questions about what obstacles the company has faced, where and how they charge their vehicles, dealing with competition, what it’s like dealing with Bangkok’s, er…somewhat rambunctious existing groups of transportation drivers, and educating customers about the service which not only doesn’t include long trips but also involves ridesharing, in which others may join along in your ride if they are going in the same direction.
The guys continue by delving into further details of this fascinating business model which could possibly be on the cusp of a revolution in transportation options in Bangkok, a revolution which no doubt is sorely needed.
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