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BRUSA and Swiss Forum for Electric Mobility launching sponsorship award

BRUSA Elektronik AG together with the Swiss Forum for Electric Mobility is launching an international sponsorship award for outstanding projects in the field of electric mobility. The award is dedicated to the late Arno Mathoy, an innovator of modern electric mobility development and the Chief Technical Officer at BRUSA Elektronik AG for more than 20 years.

The award will be officially announced at the 3rd Congress of the Swiss Forum for Electric Mobility which takes place 7-8 February 2012. The Award will be given for the first time in 2013 to young scientists and start-up enterprises that develop projects and business ideas that are expected to have a high multiplication factor. These projects can serve a broad area including education or technological innovation. The official call for proposals will be published in the course of this year.

Born in Austria in 1963, Arno Mathoy moved after his years at university to Switzerland, where as the CTO of BRUSA he took an active role in providing the technological foundations for the recent progress in electric car manufacturing across Europe. On 30 December 2011, Arno Mathoy died unexpectedly due to a cardiac-arrest during one of his ski trips.

In honor of his work and life, BRUSA, with the support of some key Swiss players in electric mobility has now established the Swiss Electric Mobility Award. The following organizations have confirmed their support so far: Protoscar, the Touring Club Switzerland, the Swiss Mobility Academy as well as BRUSA itself.


Henry Gibson

Too much money has gone into lithium batteries for full electric cars before there was no large market for such automobiles. A plug in hybrid with even a very small range extender would have had a much larger market with a cheaper smaller, already mature 10 years ago, ZEBRA battery. Cheap flywheels could handle power peaks of acceleration and regeneration as demonstrated by Parry People movers and others decades ago, and even I could design a very high power low weight and low energy ZEBRA battery, but the new Atraverda Ebonex technology makes lead ones cheaper.

Electric cars are interesting and a magnificent example of electronic art for art collectors, but hydraulic hybrids could save a lot of money at less cost with simpler equipment. ..HG..

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