When Dominik Ashkar was in 2017 in the time of the foun­da­tion, it was not yet clear which path he would one day take with his com­pa­ny. Because the ini­tial idea of build­ing a net­work of garages for elec­tric vehi­cles turned into a new con­cept with­in a year. In 2018, he began to make indi­vid­ual con­ver­sions and he rec­og­nized a gap in the mar­ket of com­mer­cial cars — away from the com­bus­tion engine and towards the elec­tric dri­ve. With the “HEERO”, a trans­porter mod­el was cre­at­ed that is based on a Mer­cedes Sprint­er and this is now a mobile pow­er­house for greater ranges.

What was the start-up phase like and how was the imple­men­ta­tion of the plan?

We ini­tial­ly start­ed with the idea of set­ting up a work­shop net­work for elec­tric vehi­cles, but I also felt the ambi­tion to scale up my project. The new chal­lenge was now to design the hard­ware and soft­ware our­selves through­out and to mar­ket every­thing autonomous­ly. Becom­ing an Orig­i­nal Equip­ment Man­u­fac­tur­er for all rel­e­vant elec­tri­cal com­po­nents was the big goal, and that’s where we are today with the HEERO in first place.

Which devel­op­ments will have the great­est impact on elec­tro­mo­bil­i­ty and its users?

Eco­log­i­cal sus­tain­abil­i­ty plays a role today for fleet oper­a­tors. In close inter­ac­tion with eco­nom­ic effi­cien­cy, the way for­ward here is elec­tri­fi­ca­tion. That is why we at E‑Works Mobil­i­ty are not only active in the field of com­po­nent man­u­fac­tur­ing. We also offer our cus­tomers a fleet analy­sis with a cal­cu­la­tion that allows a deep assess­ment of the sit­u­a­tion. This includes telem­at­ics solu­tions to be able to illus­trate the aspects of dri­ving behav­ior, safe­ty and the eco­log­i­cal-eco­nom­ic conditions.

Any­one who builds high-per­for­mance com­po­nents also needs employ­ees who pre­cise­ly imple­ment the asso­ci­at­ed require­ments. What job val­ues and val­ue devel­op­ments does E‑Works see at the deci­sive positions?

E‑Works still have the spe­cial flair of a start-up com­pa­ny. In addi­tion to the typ­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics, our moti­vat­ed employ­ees work accord­ing to their very own strengths. But we want to offer even more. That is why we are also look­ing for trainees in var­i­ous tech­ni­cal and com­mer­cial areas, as well as soft­ware devel­op­ers who are ready to take on the great chal­lenge of the grow­ing e‑mobility market.

What par­al­lels or inter­sec­tions do you see between E‑Works and Solarnative?

We are clear­ly unit­ed by our enthu­si­asm for new tech­nolo­gies. In addi­tion, there is a con­sen­sus about the opti­miza­tion of mobil­i­ty in this cen­tu­ry and the democ­ra­ti­za­tion of the ener­gy mar­ket. With this shared verve, we are boost­ing trans­port vehi­cles and Solar­na­tive the roofs with their microinverters.

Foto: © Markus Bolsinger


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