Velca is already the Spanish brand of electric mopeds with more registrations.
Emilio Froján is co -founder and CEO of Velca, a Spanish brand of electric motorcycles, with removable battery, which can be loaded in any domestic plug. Emilio Froján is co -founder and CEO of Velca, a Spanish brand of electric motorcycles, with removable battery, which can be loaded in any domestic plug. The Spanish electric motorcycle market is growing rapidly. The climate summit, environmental policies and traffic restrictions in the main urban areas, press companies and individuals to be more aware of the need to adapt to more sustainable mobility. Despite the economic and health crisis in which we are still immersed, there is a Spanish business niche for electric motorcycles, to the grow more than 30% in 2020. In fact, these vehicles already represent more than 8% of all motorcycle enrollments and In the last six years, the electric motorcycle market It has grown more than 800%. In the words of Emilio Froján, Velca CEO: "People are moving less, but it is clear that progressive traffic restrictions (fossil fuels) in the urban field will facilitate the sale of sustainable vehicles," he explains. Today Velca is the leading Spanish brand in number of enrollments of electrical cyclomotor per sixth consecutive month. When Velca, the Spanish brand of motorcycles and electric mopeds closed, at the end of 2020, its first round of investment through Crowdcube (in less than four hours, they got € 750,000), their team did not imagine that, just a year later, they would have a direct pass to represent Spain in the semifinal of the Startup World Cup, organized by Pegasus Tech Ventures. The competition will take place in San Francisco (USA), next November, with The opportunity to earn 1 million dollars. Emilio Froján, a neighbor of Caldas de Reis (Galicia), already had experience as the protagonist of the Patrio Mobility Ecosystem, was director of Operations of VOI, one of the startups of micro mobility leaders in Europe. In February last year they decided to create a more appropriate mobility solution for the Spanish market. "We have the vision of reducing pollution in our cities to zero, we want healthy environments in every way," he emphasizes. To achieve its expansion throughout Europe, Velca has just closed a new investment round of € 2.1m. "We have recently opened in Portugal and we will be very soon in France and Switzerland." The person in charge of the company, which now adds twenty -five people to the team, believes that Madrid is the European capital of electric mobility. "Our climate encourages, especially in the Mediterranean coast, to create fans of this type of vehicles," he says, and he hopes that industry can be generated around electric vehicles during this new decade.