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