Ron Mahabir has been focused on sustainable transportation and clean energy since 2006. He currently runs Greenlots, a developer of open charging networks for electric vehicles which has sold systems in 13 countries. Ron also helped establish Annex Power, one of the largest clean energy groups in Southeast Asia with over 120 MW of solar, biogas and wind experience.
In late 2004, Ron foresaw that the US was heading towards a massive housing crisis and led an investment in and turnaround of The Walz Group. Walz is now the leading mortgage default communications company in the US and ranked #45 on the Inc. 500 (2008).
Previously, Ron established the Japan operations for Colony Capital, a global private equity group.
Ron graduated from Berkeley where he launched his first start-up, the Credit Union for Berkeley Students.
Industry Expertise (3)
VC and Private Equity
Areas of Expertise (8)
Asia Clean Energy
Asia Clean Technology
Early-Stage Capital Raising
Private Equity & Venture Capital
University of California, Berkeley: B.S., Business administration 1996
- Asia Cleantech Capital
- Annex Power
- California Plug-in EV Collaborative
- Walz Group
- Colony Capital
- Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
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Prior speaking engagements include Asian Development Bank, Asian Venture Capital Journal, BBC, BusinessWeek Global, CNBC, Cleantech Group, Euromoney, Greentech Media, PEI Media, and Verge, among others.
Media Appearances (1)
What do you do if your first idea doesn’t work? Today’s guest said that rather than fighting the reality of being wrong, he pivoted. Then, when the next idea didn’t work, he had to do it again. Ron Mahabir is the founder of Greenlots, which makes the stations that recharge electric vehicles smarter.
METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR CHARGING OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Abstract: A method of reserving an electric vehicle charging station is disclosed. The method includes: providing an electric vehicle charging station with one or more charging slots, wherein the electric vehicle charging station is configured to receive and manage reservations for the charging slots at the electric vehicle charging station; sending, from a mobile device, a charge transfer request for an electric vehicle of a first user over a network link to a cloud server, wherein the charge transfer request from the mobile device includes identification information and credit account information; authorizing the charge transfer request received at the cloud server using the identification information and credit account information received from the mobile device; and charging the electric vehicle of the first user in a first charging slot at the electric vehicle charging station for a first charging session.
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