Zapp Scooters Limited, the UK-based electric urban mobility company, has announced that Tony Posawatz has been appointed as the company’s Board Advisor.
Tony Posawatz, P. E., is currently President/CEO of Invictus iCAR (innovation Consulting Advisory Resources); focusing on automotive-tech company advancement. Was formerly the Executive-in-Charge of Global Electric Vehicle Development & Vehicle Line Director, Chevrolet Volt at General Motors (GM). He also served as the President/CEO of Fisker Automotive & is a Board Director of several auto-tech companies (Lucid Motors, Metalsa, INRIX, Nexeon, Spiers New Technologies (SNT), SemaConnect, Beam Global (BEEM), Renovo Auto) and an Advisor/Advisory Board member for (Trilantic Capital Partners, Fermata Energy, Secure America’s Future Energy – SAFE Electrification Coalition). Tony is considered a leader on the future of mobility, electric drive EV ecosystem, automotive innovation & integration of future transportation technologies – ACES (Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared).
“As an automotive expert, I have helped pioneer many 4-wheeled innovations in mobility. The team at Zapp Scooters has developed one of the most exciting products in the 2-wheeled space. A set of solutions that bring design-driven, high-performance, clean-tech fun. The i300 electric product is a category-buster that must be experienced and will deliver freedom to those that ride,” said Posawatz.
With nearly 40 years of industry experience, Posawatz is best known for many product innovations, leading his product development teams to numerous awards and many industry firsts. His product/general management experience extends to leadership with GM’s “Fortune 25” Full-size truck business, initiating new brands like Escalade, Avalanche and Volt, and creating new industry segments like 4-door, short-box trucks, large luxury SUV’s as well as pioneering electric drive.
“I have always regarded Tony as one of the founding fathers of the EV sector. Having someone as substantial as Tony join the team is a great honour for me and our whole team at Zapp. His unrivalled experience in leading the automotive industry through electrification, product development and other innovations will undoubtedly help Zapp to realise its long term goal of speeding up the electrification of the global two-wheeled market,” said Swin Chatsuwan, Zapp’s CEO.
Zapp had earlier appointed Summit Group, one of the Southeast Asia’s largest automotive Tier-1s, as the contract assembler for the i300, and is currently working with Summit Group to deliver the first batch of i300s to customers later this year.