EFT Founders

Our Story

Originally founded as Electric Flytrain in 2019 by Tobias, Simon, and Jonas, EFT Mobility's mission has always been to accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility.

Together the founders combine decades of experience regarding the design of electric powertrains from the automotive industry (Tesla, BMW, Siemens) and international startup experience.

Since its foundation, EFT Mobility successfully completed several development contracts with aircraft and UAV manufacturers, initiated important partnerships, developed its first hybrid electric powertrain product, and onboarded world-class talent.

Our Core-Team

pascal fortin

Pascal-André Fortin

Head of Electronics Development

Pascal-André Fortin

Head of Electronics Development

For nearly a decade, Pascal has designed electronics for electric vehicles. With 5 years at Tesla and 2 years at Arrival, he has a proven track record.

 

Now, at EFT Mobility, he spearheads the electronics design department.

Fun Fact: Pascal is always focused on making people feel a part of the team. He loves eating ice cream and participating in mud races sometimes simultaneously.

khai tran

Khai Tran

Electric Powertrain Development Engineer

Khai Tran

Electric Powertrain Development Engineer

Khai comes from an international experience in electrical engineering and power electronics.

At EFT Mobility he applies his in-depth battery and power electronics knowledge to create one-of-a-kind electric powertrain designs.

Fun Fact: Khai enjoys bouldering, cooking, and long walks on the beach.

benjamin miquel

Benjamin Miquel

Signal Electronics Engineer

Benjamin Miquel

Signal Electronics Engineer

Benjamin is a man of all traits. Yet his primary focus remains on software design, where he has demonstrated his knowledge both at multiple startups and during his tenure as a software engineer at Google.

 

Benjamin also loves automating things and finding creative solutions to issues. At EFT Mobility he designs our signal electronics, which combine software and electronic design.

Fun Fact: Ben loves mushrooms, he even built a unique robot to grow them.

Tobias Heinrich

Tobias Heinrich

Electric Powertrain Design Engineer

Tobias Heinrich

Electric Powertrain Design Engineer

Tobias comes with experience regarding the mechatronic design of components of the electric powertrain.

 

For the TUFast Formula Student Team of the Technical University of Munich, he was leading the design of the battery pack. Afterward, he applied these skills in the automotive industry at BMW.

 

At EFT Mobility he is designing products at the intersection of mechanical and electrical engineering.

LukasLindner

Lukas Lindner

Electronic Design (Working Student)

Lukas Lindner

Electronic Design (Working Student)

Lukas has a background in electrical engineering. He worked on Hydrogen Drone Systems at LeviTUM and has extensive experience in the Startup Industry. 

 

At EFT Mobility Lukas is designing electronic PCB boards, and signal harnesses and is conducting validation of electronics.

 

Fun Fact: We got to know him as he was taking our team pictures in his side profession as a photographer.

KarlaPaine

Karla Paine

Operations Manager

Karla Paine

Operations Manager

Karla has a background in customer psychology. She has worked as the operations manager for different types of marketing and events programs and has extensive experience in both the Startup and Ed-Tech industries. 

 

At EFT Mobility Karla is running the operations management of the company, showcasing her versatility by effortlessly transitioning between various roles.

 

Fun Fact: She skydived in her hometown. She also speaks English, Italian, and Spanish fluently.

Venu Priyatam Nakka

Venu Priyatam Nakka

Mechanical Design (Working Student)

Venu Priyatam Nakka

Mechanical Design (Working Student)

Venu started his path toward mechanical design by being involved in different student competitions. During his bachelor's, he participated in the Formula Student University competition, Ojas Racing, one of the first and best Formula Student Electric teams in India. During his senior term, the team won the best battery pack design in which Venu helped with the enclosure design.

 

At EFT Mobility, Venu is helping in the CAD design, prototyping, and thermal design of different projects.

 

Fun Fact: Venu grew up between India and Indonesia. He is also an avid dancer and he participated in a dance sequence in an Indonesian movie called "My Blackberry Girlfriend". 

Raimundo Montalba

Raimundo Montalba

Electronic Design Engineer

Raimundo Montalba

Electronic Design Engineer

Raimundo has dedicated his career to electrical machines and power electronics, showcasing his expertise during his involvement with the KTH Formula Student Team in Stockholm, Sweden. 

 

He started his career in the automotive industry, and with us, he is broadening this passion to encompass applications beyond cars.

 

At EFT Mobility, he develops ground-breaking electronics. 

 

Fun Fact: Raimundo is not only an avid Mario Kart player but has also lived in six different countries.

Seena Varghese

Seena Varghese

Software Design (Working Student)

Seena Varghese

Software Design (Working Student)

Seena is a software developer with a background in embedded systems, drawing upon her expertise gained from previous positions at FCA Automobiles.

 

Her master's thesis focused on the development of Battery Management Systems customized for automotive applications. She is consistently seeking opportunities to improve her skills and make valuable contributions to the mobility industry.

 

At EFT Mobility, she designs, implements, and tests software solutions tailored for embedded systems. This includes collaborating with the team to optimize system performance, debugging issues, and ensuring optimal performance.

 

In her leisure time, Seena enjoys pencil drawing as a hobby.

Gustl Fauser

Gustl Fauser

Director of Pawsome Programming

Gustl Fauser

Director of Pawsome Programming

Gustl is an old but cute coding maestro who enjoys snoring through sleepless nights of debugging, ensuring every line of code has the perfect bedtime story.

Frida Paine

Frida Paine

Chief Barketing Officer

Frida Paine

Chief Barketing Officer

Frida not only excels as a long-distance runner in the competitive landscape of barketing. She's fueled by treats, thrives on petting, and excels in cuddling strategies that leave a lasting paw-sitive impression.

Chilaquil Paine

Chilaquil Paine

Head Paw-ple Acquisition

Chilaquil Paine

Head Paw-ple Acquisition

Chilaquil is a remote work aficionado who excels in bringing in talent from the comfort of his own bed. Fearful of direct encounters, he ensures the team grows with a virtual paw-spective.

HC-Concepts

Our Partner Company

HC Concepts

EFT Mobility has entered a partnership with HC-Concepts, a company specialized in compact and high-performing combustion engines.

HC-Concept develops the combustion engine for our hybrid electric powertrains and furthermore acts as a strong development partner. The partnership allows us to access advanced prototyping, testing, and industrialization facilities.

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