Arnauds electric journey

How did Flowing come about?

I had been working on electric mobility for a number of years, since 2008 to be precise. Before Floading I worked at ProRail, where I set up a program for electric transport in the city. Then I founded Proov, where we developed technology for charging electric buses. After this I started to focus with Floading on the standard way of loading. I saw a demand arise in society, people are driving more and more electrically and the choice for charging with a plug has been given preference and I want to contribute to this. In Floading the word 'loading' is in it from loading, 'fast' is in it from fast charging, but also 'Floading' from the up and down of the waves. That is also what we do with Floading, we balance electricity.

What is your electric journey?

In 2008 I came up with the idea of ​​using the railway's power supply to charge electric vehicles. The ProRail network is located everywhere in the cities, with which a program has been set up for charging electric bicycles, scooters, cars and city buses. The station became the 'green hole in the city'. The program has been running for 2 years. After this I founded PROOV for the wireless charging of electric city buses.

I have always driven electric, because I have always used the train until 2017. Since then I have an electric car. First I had a BMW i3, I was even able to adapt this car so that it could also be charged wirelessly.

What is an advantage of electric driving?

In the beginning I really liked that it was fast, but now I especially like that the car can drive itself. I really like all the modern features that are on an electric car, that's just the future. I can charge my car at the office and at home, this is very efficient because I don't have to wait for it. In addition, hardly any maintenance is required on the car.

What do you think will change in the world of electric driving in the coming years?

My estimate is that self-driving cars will be on the market within the next 5 years. I would immediately opt for this, because this ensures that travel time becomes work time or relaxation time.

Do you have any tips for someone who wants to contribute to a greener world?

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