Pipistrel d.o.o. Ajdovscina was established in 1987 and is the World leader in development and production of Advanced light aircraft. Such a success was made possible by our progressive thinking and innovative production philosophy: the policy of our aircraft design has been based on aerodynamically clean lines and a perfect surface right from the start. Pipistrel is producting the world's only 2-seat electric powered glider, the Taurus Electro, which, together with the Solar Trailer make a totally emissions free and independed solution for flying. In 2011, with the Taurus G4, team Pipistrel-USA.com won the NASA Green Flight Challenge, smashing the required 200 PassengerMPG by flying a 200 mile course with an average speed of 107 mph and achieving 403 PassengerMPG.
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6 Sep 2023

Electric Vehicles: Land, Sea, and Air 2024-2044

IDTechEx Report: Dr James Edmondson, Shazan Siddiqi, Dr James Jeffs and Dr Alex Holland
8 Jun 2023

Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2024-2034

IDTechEx Report: Dr James Edmondson and Shazan Siddiqi
26 Nov 2021

Europe's First Test Vertiport for Paris

Skyports, the world-leading designer, developer, and operator of vertiports (landing sites for eVTOL aircraft) is developing Europe's first test vertiport in France, as a significant step towards launching commercial Advanced Air Mobility services in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
26 Aug 2021

Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
23 Oct 2020

Honeywell To Provide Pipistrel With Advanced Flight Control Technology

Honeywell To Provide Pipistrel With Advanced Flight Control Technology For Unmanned Cargo Aircraft. Honeywell's fly-by-wire system will be the "brains" of Pipistrel's Nuuva V300, providing the capability required for safe and efficient autonomous operation
29 Jul 2020

Green Motion and Pipistrel Partner on Charging for Electric Planes

Green Motion and Pipistrel are announcing a game-changing partnership to develop a universal, future-proof, environmentally friendly, turnkey charging technology for electric airplanes. This new charging infrastructure will be in line with approvals of EASA, European Union Aviation Safety Agency.
17 Jun 2020

Pipistrel Gets First Ever Type Certificate for an Electric Aeroplane

After years of intensive research and several successful award-winning electric aircraft models developed since 2007, Pipistrel has achieved a breakthrough feat in aviation history, having type certified the battery powered Velis Electro.
11 Jun 2019

How We Shall Cope with a Shortage of Lithium-ion Batteries

At some stage in the next ten year, there is likely to be a shortage of lithium-ion batteries. Included in this article are possible reasons and proposed solutions.
15 Mar 2019

Next Electric Vehicles Get Ultra Lightweight Motors

In electric aircraft, motor power-to-weight ratio is paramount for endurance, the main constraint on sales. You cannot lug ever more battery weight to get range. Indeed, better motors mean less battery in a land, water or air vehicle. The new IDTechEx Research report, "Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2019-2029" explains the new emphasis on power-to-weight ratio with good efficiency.
12 Jan 2018

Battery electric plane takes flight in Australia

The first serially-built Pipistrel Alpha Electro took flight in Australia. The aircraft took off from Perth's Jandakot Airport and conducted two circuits around Jandakot and went on to complete another seven hours of flying over the following two days.
7 Apr 2017

Manned Electric Aircraft: Progress and Potential

Recently, there has been a sharp increase in development activity with electric aircraft, as examined in the new report from IDTechEx Research, Manned Electric Aircraft 2017-2027.
28 Oct 2016

New fuel cell aircraft flies

Following Boeing flying an uneconomical single seated plane about ten years ago a four seat hydrogen fuel cell plane has taken to the skies. The hydrogen-powered experimental aircraft HY4 has made its first official flight, taking off and landing at Stuttgart Airport Germany.
6 Jun 2014

Electric Aircraft Success with Europe-USA Partnership

As the IDTechEx report, "Electric Aircraft 2014-2024 Trends, Projects, Forecasts" explains, manned electric aircraft serve the need for reduced noise, air and ground pollution and reduced global warming.
11 May 2014

Major New EV Market?

Personal Helicopters, Volocopters and Fixed Wing Electric Aircraft is a field under continuous development. This article will present some of the latest developments, presenting which are the pioneer companies developing the technologies of future air electric personal mobility.
16 Dec 2013


World's leading electric aircraft manufacturer and the only one with ten years of sales.
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15 Nov 2013

Polaris Industries

Polaris Industries is a quoted US manufacturer of small conventional and pure electric vehicles, mainly nostalgic conventional motorcycles and leisure and industrial off-road small four wheelers.
2 May 2013

7th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium: Second day

Day 2 of this event took place on Saturday April 27. The start was less dramatic than the excellent Day 1. Dean Sigler, Editor, CAFE Technology Blog told us to get back to the early days of airports, his title being, "Sustainable, Neighborly Airports".
1 Feb 2013

Electric vehicles land, water and air in 2013 - PART TWO

In this article, we look at other aspects of what will and will not happen with electric vehicles land, water and air in 2013, whether they are hybrid or pure electric.
31 Jan 2013

Electric vehicles land, water and air in 2013 - PART ONE

The hybrid and pure electric vehicle business will continue to prosper in 2013, with profits and growth the norm in most sectors. Laws will proliferate that make electric vehicles the only way to go.
5 Apr 2012

Electric Vehicles Land, Sea and Air USA 2012 - Award winners

The entries were judged by Dr Zafer Sahinoglu, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs; Ed Benjamin, Chairman Light Electric Vehicles Association and Dr Brien Seeley, President Café foundation.