Swiftmile was founded with a pirate-like spirit and a lofty goal: to find a simpler and more common-sense approach to solving the last mile problem in transportation using light electric vehicles.
The idea was sparked after a miserable commute endured by one of the founders trying to navigate the Bay Area’s clogged roadways. While sitting frustrated at a clogged intersection, he noticed a dressed commuter, work clothes and all, swiftly ride by on an electric bike in the bike lane with a huge smile on his face... there was, of course, no traffic at all in the bike lane. But why weren’t people using more of these electric vehicles to get around? The answer was simple. More vehicles were needed, and they needed to be charged and accessible to commuters. An idea was born: why not build a complete on-demand, solar-powered charging and sharing system for electric bikes, scooters, and the vehicles of the future that would help get people out of their cars and where they need to go. This could impact local traffic, decrease smog and congestion while providing a much cleaner, efficient and healthier way for people to get around.
In the few short years since we founded the company, Swiftmile has come a long way. Today, our award winning light electric transit system is deployed at some of the most innovative companies in the world that recognize the need for a much more efficient way to get their people around with, of course... a smile on all of their faces.