Who has developed the Frikar e-bike and why?

Per Hassel Sørensen (a Norwegian engineer) has developed the Frikar ebike concept and his main focus has been on how to improve a velomobile for making it more suitable for the masses. A lot of design principles are discussed in his master thesis in Sustainable Energy Technology (2015, University of Stavanger/ Norway). The motivation is the ongoing and escalating climate change primarily caused by excessive human consumption of fossil fuels.