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Episode 7 with David Lewis | Entrepreneurs Role in Accelerating Change

Have you recently encountered a problem that surprisingly has no solution. Might that be an opportunity for a new business venture the world desperately needs?

Our guest this week, David Lewis, faced such a predicament. Dave, the Founder and CEO of MoveEV, an AI-backed green tech solution company, encountered challenges when purchasing an electric vehicle. Instead of despairing, he saw an opportunity for innovation.

Tune into this week’s episode to discover how MoveEV provides enterprises and their employees with solutions to navigate the complexities of transitioning to electric vehicles.

Let’s stay engaged, stay curious, and continue to make an impact.

Show Notes

About the Guest(s):

David Lewis is the founder and CEO of MoveEV, an AI-driven green tech company that helps large enterprises, municipalities, and their employees transition from gas-powered vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs). With a background in investment banking and experience in the B2B software industry, Lewis brings a unique perspective to the EV space. His passion for climate change and the desire to make a positive impact on the environment led him to start MoveEV. Lewis is dedicated to accelerating the adoption of EVs and creating a more sustainable future.

Episode Summary:

In this episode, host Cecilia Edwards interviews David Lewis, the founder and CEO of MoveEV. Lewis shares his journey from frustration with the EV purchasing process to starting his own company to make EV adoption easier. He discusses the environmental and cost-saving benefits of EVs and the need for cultural and societal shifts to accelerate their adoption. Lewis also highlights the importance of entrepreneurship in driving positive change and offers insights into the challenges and opportunities in the EV market.

Key Takeaways:

  • Electric vehicles have the potential to significantly reduce emissions and combat climate change. With approximately 280 million vehicles on the road in the US, EVs can play a crucial role in reducing emissions, as they represent about a fifth of all emissions.
  • The cost savings of electric vehicles compared to gas-powered vehicles make them a smart business decision. Electricity is significantly cheaper than gas, and transitioning to EVs can lead to substantial savings in operating costs.
  • Cultural and societal shifts are necessary to accelerate the adoption of EVs. Learning from successful models in Europe, where corporations have embraced EVs and offered HR-driven programs to employees, can provide valuable insights for promoting EV adoption in the US.
  • The EV adoption process can be challenging and overwhelming for individuals. Simplifying the process, providing education and support, and offering incentives and reimbursement programs can help make the transition to EVs easier and more accessible.
  • Persistence is key in entrepreneurship. Despite the challenges and setbacks, it is important to stay committed to the mission and keep pushing forward until the desired impact is achieved.

Notable Quotes:

  • “Electricity that you pay for to run your vehicle is way cheaper than gas. So there’s a big business reason to switch to electric.” – David Lewis
  • “You have to be persistent. You just can’t stop. You gotta keep going until you hit that flywheel. And what happens is it just happens slow and slow, and then it starts to happen all at once.” – David Lewis


Listen to the full episode to gain valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities in accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles and driving positive change in the transportation sector. Stay tuned for more episodes of “The Business of Impact” to explore how change-makers are making a difference in creating a more sustainable and equitable world.

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