WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?

The stories behind Europe’s most successful clean mobility startups

Episode 6 : Alex 🇩🇪

Meet Alex: Founder and CEO of ME Energy. For Newton it was the apple; for Alex it was his car running out of battery in the middle of the Swabian Alps, which made him make his major realisation: the electric grid infrastructure simply wasn’t ready for the electrombility revolution. It was time for Alex to quit his job and develop a new concept: off-grid fast liquid electricity charging stations. His parents weren’t in favour; to his grandmother he didn’t even dare to tell. But few years’ after, Alex has a scaleup, expanding from Germany and Poland across Europe. And yes, even the German Chancellor dropped by to pay him a visit.

Alexander Sohl
Founder and CEO at ME Energy

A podcast by EUSP

The European Startup Prize for Mobility is proud to present its podcast series, featuring the stories behind the women and men who won Europe’s largest acceleration programme for clean mobility startups. ‘What were they thinking’, moderated by our Managing Director, Dan Sobovitz in a one-on-one conversation with the founders and CEOs about the journeys that have transformed their professional and personal lives and that are about to transform European mobility as we know it.

What were they thinking? How did it feel to go the lonely road of an entrepreneur? Did people follow them easily or did they think they were crazy? Was it fun all along or mostly frustrating? Deep down, did they really believe they would make it this far?

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