Sam Paschel is the CEO of Zero Motorcycles Inc., a privately-held company based in Scotts Valley, California, that designs and makes electric motorcycles and powertrains, including fleet vehicles for police and the military. The company was started in 2006 by Neal Saiki, a former NASA engineer. The Q&A has been edited for clarity and length. __ Q: How has your industry changed over the last decade or so? A: Zero is driven by two separate dynamics: the trends in the electric vehicle space and those in the traditional motorcycle market. In the traditional motorcycle market, overall volume peaked most recently in 2007. After the financial collapse of 2008, the market has seen a slow and steady climb but still hasn't returned to pre-recession levels. The electric vehicle market has seen explosive growth driven by improvements in technology, infrastructure investment and rapidly growing acceptance of electric vehicles generally. We are very fortunate that our business has consistently … [Read more...] about Insider Q&A: Zero Motorcycles’ CEO on tax credits, rivals
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | Can New York City’s Mayor Be an Amazon Booster and Still Be Progressive? Supported by ByJ. David Goodman and William Neuman Nov. 16, 2018 [What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox ] For parts of his tenure, Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized for straying from his progressive roots, with some of his loyal supporters accusing him of failing to deliver on promises to help the homeless, or advance criminal justice reforms. Those grumblings turned into a full-throated roar this week, with the mayor’s enthusiastic backing of a billion-dollar incentive deal to bring Amazon to Long Island City, Queens. How could the liberal mayor of New York City who vowed to end the “tale of two cities” — one rich, the other poor — support this … [Read more...] about Can New York City’s Mayor Be an Amazon Booster and Still Be Progressive?
Scott Talley Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 12:01 AM EST Nov 9, 2018 The East Lansing-based Michigan State University Federal Credit Union is the largest university-based credit union in the world. However, despite the global distinction, when MSUFCU considers new hires, the focus of the conversations is often local. “We are very community focused, so we certainly look for people who will make our members their priority and also care about our community,” said Silvia Dimma, chief human resources officer for the credit union, which has more than 250,000 members. In October 2017, MSUFCU celebrated the grand opening of a second building on its headquarters campus, and in March 2018, the credit union reached $4 billion in assets. As it has grown through the years, the credit union also has made a commitment to serving employees well, as evidenced by the credit union earning another top-five spot (No. 4) in the Detroit Free Press Top … [Read more...] about Top Workplaces honoree MSU Federal Credit Union focuses on community
BREXIT talks last night hit a fresh brick wall after No10 refused a renewed EU demand for Britain to stay in a customs union indefinitely until a future trade deal is struck. Theresa May summoned senior Cabinet ministers to No10 last night in the hope of asking them to sign off a draft deal. But a breakthrough on the key impasse issue failed to materialise, despite good progress on all other areas. The Sun understands the last major obstacle for the divorce element of a deal - the Withdrawal Agreement - is Britain’s insistence that staying in a customs union as a backstop plan to keep the Irish border open must be time limited. Brexiteers have insisted to No10 that the UK must break free from it and be able to sign trade deals elsewhere in the world by the next general election in 2022. With just five days to go before a “moment of truth” EU summit next Wednesday, negotiations in Brussels - lead by PM’s chief EU advisor Olly Robbins - will now continue through … [Read more...] about Brexit talks hit fresh wall after Theresa May refuses to keep UK in customs union until a deal is struck
Firefighters union president Chris Steele, an enigmatic and disruptive political force like few others in San Antonio’s recent history, seemed ready for battle. In a starched white dress shirt with a fake-but-official-looking shoulder patch and badge — a policy violation for which he later was reprimanded — Steele thanked an energized crowd at the Bexar County Democratic Party’s cramped headquarters for supporting the union’s three proposed city charter amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. Steele targeted his nemesis, City Manager Sheryl Sculley, railing against “powers that be who try to keep the people from voting, from having a voice,” such as “a city manager who makes more than the president and governor combined.” “Shame, shame,” yelled the East Side activists and retired firefighters standing behind him. Sculley, who makes $475,000 a year, once accused Steele of declaring he would lie to win his union’s battles … [Read more...] about S.A. union leader, for all his impact, remains an enigma