From: Future of Mobility Club
Date: February 9
Subject: 💥 London Delivery War x Air Taxi x GM - FoM Newsletter #23



Newsletter #23 - Future of Mobility Club


🛑 Dear mobility enthusiasts, we hope the recent snowfalls did not affect your travels too much. If it did, don't worry, as you'll find out in today's newsletter, air taxis might finally be ready for 'prime time'. In the mean time, we focus today on the war among delivery startups,  the surge of EV chargers and GM goal to eliminate gas vehicles. 

🤩 LBS Future of Mobility is on Instagram - Follow-Us
(our co-presidents might organize a contest soon with a Tesla for the winner..)

👉 Club's Upcoming Events 
- BCG x Automotive -  Only 6 years after finishing his MBA, Jeet Brahmandam became partner at BCG Detroit. He will talk about the transformation of the automotive sector. 
Tech x Autonomous Vehicles - Arbe Robotics, an Israeli radar solution company, will come to talk about the current state and the future of autonomous vehicles.

🔍 Looking for a job?
Check out our newest section at the end of this email - Jobs to be done. If you know interesting roles for our community, please reach out and we'll advertise it in the next newsletter.

Why Ownership (Not Sharing) Is the Future of Electric Scooters

   

Interesting counter-argument to electric scooters' sharing platforms by Carson Brown, co-founder and head of product at Taur. In this video Carson reveals why he thinks the ownership space will ultimately prevail in micromobility.

Watch here 

Top news & reports

👀 Are air taxis ready for prime time? - by Kolin Shcunk.

Air taxis that can take off and land like helicopters while flying like airplanes with forward thrust could finally realize our vision of the future full of flying cars.

This report provides a data-driven view into the state of the air taxi ecosystem including a patent analysis ranking eVTOL technology leaders. 

Report Access  

🔋 GM hopes to eliminate gas vehicles, have all-electric portfolio by 2040

General Motors "aspires" to have all of its global new light-duty vehicles, including full-size pickups and SUVs, be zero emission by 2035. It also targets 2040 for its global products and plants to be carbon neutral.

Some might question the achievability of the project but GM seems determined to reach its goal. 

Full Article

🇪🇪  Estonian e-cargo startup Vok Bikes raised €800k

You might have missed this small Estonian startup that I just added to my virtual portfolio... Vok Bikes a Tallinn-based electric cargo bike producer already working with Wolt, has received €800,000 in pre-seed funding to expand to Europe.

Designed specifically for couriers and postal workers, Vok’s first ‘pedelecs’ have hit the streets as delivery bikes, with a range of 100 km and a top speed of 25 km/h. 

Full Article

🛺  The new 15min supermarkets

Since the first lockdown, entrepreneurs have been rushing to the model of dark stores and <15min delivery. In six months, this market will probably be saturated.

Some players to follow: 🇹🇷 Getir; 🇬🇧 Weezy, 🇫🇷 Cajoo, 🇩🇪 GetFaster ... 

Full Article 

💰 Wallbox raises €33m to meet surge in demand for electric car chargers

It’s the mother of all understatements to say that the world has changed significantly in the last 12 months. But for electric vehicle (EV) charger startup Wallbox, the effects of two major macroeconomic shifts are only starting to become fully known.

Full Article

Mobility's event

Co-Innovating the Future of Transportation in a Post-Pandemic Era - 24th February

Learn how to identify challenges and opportunities that will impact the future of the transportation industry and the way we work & learn.

Register here

Jobs to be done

🇬🇧  UK 🇬🇧
🇪🇺  EUROPE 🇪🇺
🌍  Rest of the World 🌍
Do you want to share a nice job offer? Please email our Co-President, Julien: jtrost.mba2021@london.edu

Club's upcoming events (coming soon)

EVENT

NEW DATE! Speaker Event with Jeet Brahmandam, Partner at BCG!

Monday, March 15
7:00pm - 8:00pm
TBD
Add to Google Cal, Outlook, Yahoo, iCal

UPDATED DATE - MARCH 15, 7PM

Dear Future of Mobility Members,

The Future of Mobility Club and the Consulting Club are proud to welcome Jeet Brahmandam, Partner at BCG.

Jeet is a Partner in the Detroit office and a core member of the Automotive & Mobility Practice. He has led multiple projects focused on strategy, connectivity and product creation across OEMs.

He has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Jeet is the Recruiting Partner and Diversity & Inclusion lead. Prior to joining BCG, he spent eight years in the automotive industry.

Jeet will talk about his views on the future for auto manufacturers, key trends and what is top of minds for his clients. He will also touch upon recent engagements and how BCG is supporting their clients to transform their business and tackle present and upcoming challenges.

Furthermore, Jeet will discuss summer and full-time opportunities at BCG in the US and globally, and will share some tips on how to improve your chances of breaking into BCG and the Automotive and Mobility Practice.

Hope to see you (virtually) there!

Your Future of Mobility ExCo

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