Earth911 Podcast: eBliss CEO Bill Klehm’s Vision for the Electrification of Local Transportation
If we intend to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, the future of local transportation must look a lot different than today’s car- and heavy vehicle-dominated traffic. The U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy reports that 64% of trips, across all types of transportation, involve traveling fewer than 5 miles. Only 2% of trips reach more than 50 miles. Local transportation is ripe for reinvention and our guest today is working to introduce electric bikes and light vehicles that can displace the car and truck. Meet Bill Klehm, chairman and CEO of eBliss Global, an electric bike maker developing more than 30 new e-bike models designed for local personal and business use. Bill brings hefty transportation credentials to the alternative transportation startup. He led the launch of Ford’s customer service division, developed the CarFax vehicle history report, was CEO of Fallbrook Technologies, which introduced a novel transmission technology for bicycles, and was president of Ford’s Visteon Climate Control Systems LTD.