Founded by enthusiasts, engineered by innovators, and designed by aerospace industry gearheads, Ryvid was formed by a desire to change the way the world lives, works, and plays through the use ​of efficient light electric vehicles​. At the heart of the company lies four fundamental pillars that define its essence: the unwavering commitment to accessibility, the deep-rooted sense of community, the relentless pursuit of innovation, and the steadfast dedication to sustainability. Ryvid has recently received a $20 million grant from the California state government, where its products are designed and assembled, with headquarters in Hawaiian Gardens and production in San Bernardino. Founder and CEO, Dong Tran, is a transportation designer, avid motorcyclist, and gearhead with a passion for innovation and advanced engineering/manufacturing techniques. After graduating with honors from Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, he worked at General Motors, BMW DesignWorks USA, and Toyota’s Tokyo-based Design Laboratory, followed by Honda R&D where he focused on the Civic, NSX, and a Honda EV. Tran expanded into aerospace at ICON Aircraft, where he served as lead designer on the award-winning A5 amphibious aircraft, followed by a design head position at a stealth EVTOL start-up through his design consulting company. Tran’s passion for light vehicles stems from his roots as a car and motorbike builder from a very young age, lending him a unique perspective on Ryvid and the future of transportation. Tran says, “Seeing the Ryvid Anthem in my garage gets me emotionally charged. Ryvid is going to have a huge impact on how people view light electric vehicles.”​ CXO – Vincent Nguyen – A first-generation Vietnamese American and California native, Vincent is a graduate of California Polytechnic University, Pomona. His career spans multiple industries, particularly within aviation manufacturing and production environments. CTO – Vinh Tran – A Vietnamese American immigrant, Vinh is a graduate of The California Maritime Academy and the University of California, Irvine. He spent most of his engineering career in some of the California Bay Area’s most influential companies.