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Born 1963 in Thun, Switzerland
Staff Editor: Please tell us something about your career and profession.
Andreas Fuchs: PhD in climate physics from the University of Berne, Switzerland, in 1995. Since then
professional activity as assistant professor, engineering-consultant and developer of drive-systems and lightweight vehicles, battery fed propulsion systems and project manger for e-mobility. Co-organizer of the velomobile seminars. Knowledge in climate and medical physics, biology, engineering, human factors and ergonomics. High-tech entrepreneurship education from EPF Lausanne.
SE: When and how did you get involved in LEVs?
AF: Since the early nineties research about lightweight vehicles such as velomobiles and aero dynamical single-track vehicles. Since 1996 R&D in „ultralightweight mobiles“, four-seasons human electric hybrid vehicles feasible for mass-production. Together with colleagues, built 5 prototypes of series hybrid cycles having no chain drive but a „pedalled generator“ instead. Feasibility study of ultralightweight electric scooter. Involved in the design of battery management systems.
SE: What is your personal motivation to work in LEVs?
AF: Human powered vehicles, assisted or non-assisted, are fun to ride if designed well!
Lightweight vehicles are, by absolute numbers, and for humanity and the environment, the most important vehicles on planet earth.
Andreas Fuchs, physicist, PhD, MAS MP ETH Zurich
Last update: 06. December 2010