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.
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 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.
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