Is battery technology ready to power a small regional aircraft? Israeli startup Eviation Aircraft believes it is, and it has selected South Korea’s Kokam to supply lithium polymer batteries to power a full-scale prototype of its Alice nine-passenger, all-electric regional aircraft by early 2019. Kokam supplied the batteries for the Solar Impulse 2, which flew around the world on solar power in 2015-16. Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay says Kokam supplies a “stable, safe, ...

SUBSCRIBE TO ACCESS THIS ARTICLE

"Batteries Ready To Power Electric Regional Aircraft, Says Eviation" is part of Aviation Week & Space Technology’s subscription package. 

Subscribe now to read this full article. And by subscribing, you'll also receive full coverage of what's next in technology from the experts trusted by the global aerospace & defense community. 

 

Already registered? here.