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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4 Jul

Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Richard Collins
11 Jun

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.
30 May

Manned Electric Aircraft 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Richard Collins
9 May

Electric Vehicles 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
15 Mar

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.
17 Jan

Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
24 Aug

Fuel Cell Vehicles 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
12 Jan

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.
13 Oct

Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Land, Water & Air 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
7 Apr

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

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

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

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.
19 Dec

Pascal Chretien consultancy

16 Dec


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

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

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

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

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

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.