Hi, my name is Michal Elias

Originally I’m from Czech republic, but currently living in Switzerland – working at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) as an engineer in electronics.

My specialization is RF engineering, FPGA development, robotics and automotive tech development. For the last few years I’ve started playing with electric cars –  from the first idea of “hey, let’s build an electric car!” came quite a passion. Now I’m developing several subsystems for electric cars – including UMC Drive (my universal motor controller, aimed at reusing existing high power inverters), car instrumentation and BMS (battery monitor systems).

I’m also cooperating with the industry on improving electric cars, to show that electric cars are viable transportation option for the future.

You can contact me over an e-mail: mail

9 Responses to About

  1. Rene says:

    Hi Michal,

    Tried to email you but Mail bunched back. Can you send me you correct mail?


    • Michal says:

      Hi Rene, that should not happen – I just received several emails from other people. Try to copy it again from the picture (protection against bots).

      • Amit says:

        We now know that it isn’t the healthiest of thigns to be irradiated with high intensity electromagnetic waves, which is what you would need to create and distribute to power wireless vehicles’. However like trolley cars and electric trains, it is possible to collect’ electricity on the move. You can also do this via induction if the roadway had coils embedded in it. [and monitoring usage is easy enough with modern microprocessors etc.] Combine sections of electrified roadway and rechargeable batteries in the vehicle and off you go, when your battery gets low just drive on a powered’ bit of road to recharge, no need to stop for fueling, and the cost of power is deducted off your account automatically.

  2. Mike says:

    Great job!


  3. Johan Prins says:

    Hi Michal, Great work you did regarding your controller and even taming the Tesla beast! I missed out on buying the remains of a crashed Tesla from 2013, wondered if I could possibly salvage the relevant parts from it to renovate the innards of my ancient Citroën (DC motor) Berlingo when it will be time (it still works), but I knew that anyway I would run into probably too many unknowns and unavailable-information needs. *Please* let me know when your controller board is ready for first sales!

  4. Thomas Poulsen says:

    Great job and thanks for sharing.

  5. Steve Hoover says:


    My dream conversion is possible, 😉
    Keep up the good work and please let me know if your controller hits the market.

    Steve Hoover
    Fountain Hills, Arizona

    • Michal says:

      Hi Steve, thanks!
      It’s not “if”, but “when” 😉 I would like to release this for sale already – when time permits.


  6. Will reference this in my next upcoming post.

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