Born in 1953 in Trieste, Italy
Staff Editor: Please tell us something about your career and when and how you got involved in LEVs
Alessandro Pavoni: 1976 during the last period of university develops and manufactures digital chronos and twinmaster for rally racing teams.
1978-84 works on industrial instruments and sensors.
86 develops a data acquisition system for experimental EV (Boxel, ENEA).
1987-92 works on industrial automotive field developing sensors,instruments and controls.
1992 develops the first electric, foldable miniscooter showing two different versions at Bologna Motorshow.
1993 develops a very light vehicle for goods transportation inside hospitals.
1998 develops and manifactures an electric vehicles for a new fleet concept for personal movement at Lisboa 1998 Expo.
2000 supplies 600 LEV to Expo 2000 in Hannover.
2001-2005 completes the concept of very light electric vehicles fleet, developing high efficiency hub motors and drivers, BMS on LiPo, and GPS- Gprs tracking and data logger system.
SE: What is your personal motivation to work in LEVs?
AP: An efficient LEV is the only solution to try to resolve the 3 problems that make city life difficult: air pollution (no comment), noise (may be more dangerous too), space (how is your nerve system after 0.5 hour of trying to park your car in the city center?). And I always remember that expecially in cities it is really stupid that a man (70-120 kg) drive a car of 1500-2000 kg.
Via Castellarin, 2
A-33050 Ronchis (UD)
Languages: Italian and English
January 13, 2006