Looking Back and Looking Forward
John Bautista is the CEO of Tropos Motors.
PUF: What's distinct and impactful about your company and business model?
John Bautista: Our product line is much more versatile than what's available in the marketplace today. That boils down to value. What does an end user value in the purchase of a product, a piece of equipment, or a tool?
To me value is a matter of utility. If you're a public utility fleet owner, and you want to electrify or downsize your fleet, you go out and purchase all these vehicles, but that doesn't necessarily mean you're getting value out of it.
What translates to value is if you're actually utilizing these products. Just adding them to your fleet doesn't give you value.
For example, if you want to downsize your street sweeper that you use for cleaning parking lots and large-scale operations. You go out and buy a street sweeper. A medium-sized sweeper is going to cost roughly eighty thousand to over a hundred thousand dollars.
If you were to buy our sweeper package, thanks to our Easy-Swap™ System, in less than thirty minutes, that sweeper package can be removed from our chassis, and you can add on a pickup truck or something similar and go and use your small utility vehicle daily.