The Stealth E-Bike: Challenges in Developing the First Fully Integrated Drive System for E-Bikes

Previously recorded on - Tuesday, September 16, 2014  
4:00 pm Germany/3:00 pm UK/10:00 am ET  

Developing an E-Bike that looks and drives like a conventional bike raises significant engineering challenges. Yet this is what the team at FAZUA has achieved with their proof-of-concept bike, using electrical assistance from their evation drive system. The drive system, containing all engine components like engine, electronics and battery, is placed in the downtube of a bike and can be removed by just one click at any time. Within seconds, an e-bike is converted into a lightweight bike as a bezel is put at its place. The next generation prototype, which will attain a pre-series status, is currently in development with the aid of CAD construction and simulation software.

In this Webinar, FAZUA will discuss the process of the company, from a student project team to an engineering company, as well as illustrate the challenges in CAD construction, when setting the goal: function follows form.


Johannes Biechele
CTO, Automotive Engineer

Johannes is the inventor of the driving unit “evation”. He first had the idea in January 2011 as he couldn’t understand why e-bike engines are that bulky and heavy so that he never would buy an e-bike, simply because of design and weight. He focused the last years on transferring automotive know-how in CAD construction on small spaces into new Plug & Play approaches within the bike industry.

Marcus Schlüter

Marcus joined the “evation” project in November 2011, and for the last years has worked to secure the financial situation as well as to promote the new drive unit approach in the market. As result, the FAZUA GmbH was founded to develop and distribute the drive unit in series. Although Marcus graduated in tourism management, his fascination for the innovative evation approach motivates to challenge the E-Bike Market.


Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Already registered for an event in this series? Log In Now

Complete this form to enter the webcast.
(* indicates required field)

First Name*:
Last Name*:
Address 1*:
Postal Code*:
Phone Number*:
Fax Number:
Do you use HP Z Workstations for your CAD software workflow?*:
How big is your organization?*:
What is your role in the organization?*:
If other, please specify::
How did you find out about this Webinar?*:
  • Colleague
  • E-mail Blast
  • NTB Insider Newsletter
  • NTB Print Ad
  • Social Media (Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter)