Chris Nielsen


Electric Cab

Chris Nielsen is the founder and CEO of Electric Cab North America. He entered the world of urban mobility in 2008 when he realized the need for short, crosstown transportation providers within the City of Austin Downtown Central Business District. Starting with a single vehicle, he has since grown Electric Cab to the largest for-hire fleet operator in the United States. Chris’ vision for urban mobility encompasses connected low speed electric vehicles, and mass transportation providers working in tandem with public and private entities ​to reduce traffic congestion by solving the elusive last-mile mobility puzzle. With this focus, Chris works with municipal leaders and business influencers to develop policies that help provide safe and efficient mobility options ​to the public for a fraction of the cost of their current budgets.