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Rahil Rupawala

Hi, I’m Rahil; Founder and Director at LightSpeed Mobility, and a very passionate cyclist and engineer. My vision is to build and be part of a pollution-free India, by developing practical commute options that run on alternative energy. Building this company from scratch and making it successful has been the most interesting learning curve in my life so far. I love interacting with my customers, and in fact know each of them by name. I enjoy taking late night bicycle rides on my custom electric bicycle along the Riverfront, to unwind after a long day. My design philosophy is pro-environment, and highly functional, with great emphasis on sustainability and inclusive growth.

Rushad Rupawala

Hi, I’m Rushad! I look after Business Development, Finance, and Operations, at LightSpeed. It is my mission to bring back cycling as a respected, commonly used mode of commute. I strongly believe that cycling is the most practical way to travel within one’s own city, and electric bicycles actually make this option highly feasible. Powered by this belief, I employ a highly left-brained approach towards ensuring the smooth running of LightSpeed Mobility’s operations, logistics, and finances. If you’re looking for business collaborations, I’m your guy. My favourite LightSpeed bicycle I the Dryft, because I love riding long distances, and I tend to off-road every now and then.

Suhanee L Bakeri

Hi, I’m Suhanee. I look after Branding, Marketing, and Communications at LightSpeed Mobility. I’m a Yoga enthusiast and practitioner. In my free time, I love to write and cook. After completing my studies in the UK, I spent a lot of time looking for a company whose values would resonate with mine, and where working would be an absolute delight. I found this rare mix in LightSpeed. This is a company with a cause run by a team of people with a common dream. What attracted me most towards joining LightSpeed was the accountability and passion of the founding team. It is a matter of pride to be working for an organization that actually cares about its customers and their satisfaction, and wants to hear what clients have to say. My favourite LightSpeed product is the black and orange LightSpeed Glyd. I love how it gets me to office much quicker than my car. Moreover, the best thing is that it’s easy to park!

Krishnakumar Govekar

Hey everyone! I’m Krishnakumar Govekar; an Industrial Designer with LightSpeed. I have studied Industrial Design from National Institute of Design (NID) and here, at LightSpeed I design the mean electric machines you ride! Constant guidance from my academic and industry mentors keeps me going. When I’m not sketching or brainstorming bike designs, I like to swim or play football! I use my LightSpeed Glyd for commuting to office every single day, to get insights on the functioning of the electric bicycle, as well as observing where there is scope for improvement, which I can imbibe into new bicycle models. I love the way the Pedal Boost System on my Glyd. It allows me to reach my workplace without breaking a sweat, while also saving money and improving my fitness. What inspires me to be part of the LightSpeed family is its vision of creating green mobility options, which are as fun and feasible as much as they are green!

Hardik Patel

Hey, I’m Hardik! Those of you who own a LightSpeed electric bicycle have likely already spoken with me for assistance regarding assembly. You guessed it right! I’m an Electrical Engineer with LightSpeed Mobility. I’m also in charge of Quality Control. I’m the guy who ensures you get your electric bicycle in the best condition. From time to time, I also participate in new product development, and give my insights into making products fault-free and easy to maintain. My favourite pastime includes playing and watching cricket, and surfing the net for new trends in the automotive industry. What makes me enjoy working with LightSpeed is the fact that my passion for working with new technology every day is not only appreciated, but also honed and nurtured. I use the LightSpeed Dryft for commuting to office and exercising, and I’m happy to share that I’ve lost 4-5 kg of body weight over a short span of time!

Vivek Patel

Hello! I’m Vivek. I’m the Production Engineer at LightSpeed Mobility. I head a team of passionate mechanics who work hard each day to build practical, fuss-free electric bicycles. We ensure that each electric bicycle is easy to service and maintain, even by a local bicycle mechanic with very few tools in his kit. What motivates me to give my 100% day after day at LightSpeed Mobility is the satisfaction of actually interacting with customers who regularly use the product I have built with much passion, and seeing them enjoy their rides! When I’m not working, I love exploring new places, playing cricket, and watching movies. My journey with LightSpeed has so far been replete with learning experiences – pretty much in tune with what I had expected out of a start-up! When I’m not sketching or brainstorming bike designs, I like to swim or play football! I use my LightSpeed Glyd for commuting to office every single day, to get insights on the functioning of the electric bicycle, as well as observing where there is scope for improvement, which I can imbibe into new bicycle models. I love the way the Pedal Boost System on my Glyd. It allows me to reach my workplace without breaking a sweat, while also saving money and improving my fitness. What inspires me to be part of the LightSpeed family is its vision of creating green mobility options, which are as fun and feasible as much as they are green!

Rahim Bhai

Senior Mechanic

Hello, my name is Rahim. I’m a Senior Mechanic at LightSpeed Mobility. I do all the handiwork on each bicycle and make sure every spoke is in place; both pedals are aligned, and the cycle is ready to ride. I’m the one who actually builds your bicycle, part by part. The team at LightSpeed Mobility has given me an identity by acknowledging my skills and hiring me for my talent. I have a renewed sense of accomplishment in life since I started working here, and I now take pride in my profession.

Salim Bhai

Chief Mechanic

Hello, my name is Salim. I’m the Chief Mechanic at LightSpeed Mobility. I am an integral part of the Quality Control process on the shop-floor. Before packaging, I check for glitches, repair them, and ensure that every bicycle has been built as per LightSpeed Quality Standards. I assist the engineering team in component sourcing, testing, and finalising. I even take part in the packaging of each bicycle before despatch. Working at LightSpeed Mobility has given me immense respect in my community, and a stable, regular income.

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