Earth Month may be over, but that doesn’t mean our work to save the planet has to stop. We need to continually aspire to live more sustainably. When it comes to sustainable transportation, nothing beats pedal power. Here to provide us with a sustainable transport solution that is friendly to all kinds of users is Feras Bashnak. Feras is the founder and CEO of Ferla Bikes, where they are producing some of the most innovative, technologically advanced, and sustainable commercial bikes and carts in the world. In this episode, Feras sits down with Corinna Bellizzi to talk about electric bikes and their benefits—not just to individual users but also to businesses and entrepreneurs. He shares some of their success stories, the current cargo bike models they are working on, and the impact they are making on people and the environment. Do you find it challenging to pedal uphill? Do you think going sustainable is not very budget-friendly? Do you want to make a splash in your marketing? Tune in to this conversation and discover how Feras’ Ferla Bikes can help you.
Feras Bashnak is the founder and CEO of Ferla Bikes. A serial entrepreneur, Feras was raised in Kazakhstan and began his career in hospitality, earning his bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management/Administration from IHTTI School of Hotel Management in Switzerland. After working at several world-renowned restaurants and hotels, Feras’ entrepreneurial spirit took over and he launched a successful catering business in Los Angeles. In 2016, Feras’ career path would then take another turn after observing and helping a woman struggling to push a fruit cart up a steep hill. Feras realized then that there had to be a better solution and began developing the prototype for the first Ferla cargo e-bike. Ferla has gone on to become a leading provider of premium electric cargo bikes and, to date, has developed more than 20 different cargo e-bikes/carts for business and personal use.
Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/feras-bashnak-3384b3a6/
Additional Resources Mentioned:https://ferlafamilybikes.com/products/ferla-cargo-bike-longtail, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKEofjrD31I
03:44 - Feras Bashnak’s Origin Story
Ferla Bikes And Ferla Family Bikes - Now I've looked at your bikes online, I've seen the family bicycles
11:57 - Creating Affordable Cargo Bikes For All
19:44 - Ferla Bikes’ Anti-Theft System
23:08 - Ferla Lagom Electric Cargo Bike
32:28 - Ferla Bikes’ Carbon Savings
39:03 – Envisioning A Greener And More Sustainable Future
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