Eric Lundgren is a masked superhero of a different sort.
As founder and CEO of BigBattery Inc., the largest hybrid battery recycling company in the country, Lundgren is importing millions of KN95 masks, COVID-19 test kits and medical supplies, and is donating mobile emergency power trailers at no cost to Los Angeles-area hospitals to power triage centers during the COVID-19 crisis. He is also supplying the states of California and New York with medical supplies and testing kits. By late April, his battery recycling company had set up dozens of solar-powered trailers to power 10 L.A.-area hospitals.
The work to get these solar trailers ready, delivered and installed is keeping BigBattery’s workforce of nearly 40 employees in L.A. fully employed during the pandemic.
With Lundgren’s global supply chain, he has pivoted his company to provide the public and first responders with 1 million KN95 masks, COVID-19 test kits and hazmat suits. He is offering masks at his cost ($2.50 per mask), and says he will be making no profit from this massive endeavor of importing and distributing the medical supplies to citizens and first responders.
As a social entrepreneur and environmentalist, Lundgren founded his company to combat waste, then built the world’s longest-range electric vehicle to promote the mass adoption of EVs.