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Swift Tram, Inc.

Swift is developing the world's most energy efficient and cost effective automated people movers with deliveries promised for 2016.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Boulder, CO, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2011
  • Employees 10
  • Website

Company Summary

Swift is developing the world’s most energy efficient and cost effective automated people movers (APM). Our APMs use about 1/5 the energy and require 1/3 the OpEx of the circulator buses they replace. Compared to competing APMs, Swift's need about 1/2 the CapEx and also use about 1/2 the energy. Although there are 150 APMs in service and 55 in the queue ($17B) Swift is confident in expanding the market into higher speeds due to our lower CapEx.


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    Carl E. Lawrence

    CEO & CTO Carl Lawrence serves as chair for the board of directors for Swift. He has worked in advanced electric transportation for 20+ years; founded Columbine Bus (1995) building the first US fleet of hybrid electric buses; co-founded Eetrex (2006) building battery systems and bi-directional chargers for electric vehicles; and led engineering of the first electric-powered Cessna Skyhawk. He served as president of the DEVC for over 10 years.

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    John Murino

    John Murino serves on the board of directors for Swift and has a history of providing strategic financial management to Fortune 500 companies and startup companies.

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    Graham Hill
    Director of Marketing

    Graham Hill is on the founding team and board of directors for Swift. Earlier he drove federal regulations legalizing low-speed electric vehicles, and co-founded ZENN Electric Cars (IPO 2006). He is an active Angel investor, the chairmen of eGo Carshare and even owns a mini tourist railroad.

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    Elaine Thorndike
    Director of Manufacturing & Strategic Partnerships

    Elaine Thorndike was the founder and CEO of the Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology, which delivered manufacturing expertise to Colorado companies. She brings her expertise to Swift where she is cultivating partnerships with NASA, the University of Colorado, Vestas Towers and Adamworks.

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    Rebecca English
    Director of Business Development

    Rebecca English is a founding team member and director of Swift, and is on the board for the Sierra Club and the Colorado Renewable Energy Society.


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    Hogan Lovells