Pro Group e-bike & scooter traces its roots back to 2014, when its founders Pou Ya Khalili and Robert Kala were on a quest to find a sustainable way to ride for longer distances with bikes and scooters. Back then, there were really no alternatives to either commuting or owning a vehicle; and being owned by the oil companies thereafter. Fact of life.
From that point to Pro Group e-bike & scooter official opening in 2020, both Pou Ya & Robert worked relentlessly in the manufacturing and logistics of electric bikes & scooters. They made partnerships all over the ASEAN region to make this happen while learning all about the technology in their visits in the US & European regions – where this tech are already blooming.
The mindset of Pro Group e-bike & scooter is to change the way Filipinos look at owning a vehicle.
Traditionally, car ownership is traditionally owned as a status symbol. But, unless you have a car already – you wouldn’t know that this status symbol is a creeping financial problem experienced by almost all car owners. In the ASEAN region, Philippines is the 5th country with most cars sold in the last 5 years. But, since most car purchases are under loans in the bank or insurance, 59% of car owners today will have their car repossessed within a 3-5 year average period.
This is because most people do not realize the realities of after-sales cost they have to pay such as ultra high and volatile gasoline prices, maintenance works, accidents, the time you lose in traffic, and many more others.
Simply put: owning a car or any traditional vehicle today is simply not a smart investment to make anymore.
With this in mind, the partners Pou Ya & Robert pushed to establish a full-blown company now famously known as Pro Group e-bike & scooter after 6 years from its inception.
They officially cut the ribbon for the first day of operations in 2020, which is undoubtedly the hardest year to open. But they made it happen and now we are the go-to and authority electric bike and electric scooter. The main shop and showroom is located in Manila with 3 warehouses spread across the Metropolis and 9 franchises opening within 2021 – 2023 period.