Fallbrook Technologies Inc.
Born 1973 in Athens, Ohio, United States of America
Staff Editor: Please tell us something about your career and profession.
Chris Vasiliotis: My career began in the aerospace industry, and focused on structural analysis and testing. I moved into the motorcycling industry and worked for Buell Motorcycle Company, then to the automotive aftermarket industry with Yakima Products. I now work
for Fallbrook Technologies in Austin, Texas, where I am helping to develop new opportunities for the NuVinci continuously variable planetary (CVP) drivetrain.
SE: When and how did you get involved in LEVs?
CV: Fallbrook Technologies is constantly looking into industries that can benefi t from continuously variable transmissions. Our NuVinci CVP is a very compact and inexpensive drive that can be integrated with a variety of LEVs easily. Performance and range improvement possibilities have been shown, and Fallbrook Technologies is excited about further involvement with the LEV industry.
SE: What is your personal motivation to work in LEVs?
CV: LEVs, and specifi cally two-wheeled LEVs, interest me as low-cost and easy commuting possibilities. As performance and range are improved, new markets should open for these commuting options, even in the United States. I believe that NuVinci CVP technology is an easy addition to current LEVs that will allow more fl exibility in specifi cally tailoring performance for particular LEV designs and applications. High performance and off-road LEVs are, for me personally, a very interesting future market.
Christopher M. Vasiliotis
3600 W Whitestone Blvd
Cedar Park, Texas 78613
United States of America
August 16, 2007