Eviation Aircraft Planning On Bringing 9-Seat Electric Airplane To Market By 2021, Following Closing Of Battery Supply Agreement With Kokam
- On 2018-02-22
Eviation Aircraft Planning On Bringing 9-Seat Electric Airplane
Now that the firm has reportedly closed a battery supply agreement with South Korea’s Kokam, the electric aviation startup Eviation Aircraft is now aiming to bring its 9-seat electric aircraft to market by 2021, the company’s CEO has revealed.
Electric Eviation AircraftThe Israel-based firm went with Kokam as its battery supplier due to the relatively small client base that it maintains — which means that the expectation is for a relatively high degree of flexibility and access to customization.
The CEO of Eviation, Omer Bar-Yohay, was quoted by Reuters as saying (in a phone interview): “If I would go today to Samsung or Panasonic or LG Chem or Tesla for that matter and say I need a different cell size, they will probably laugh because the number of cells we are going to buy is not significant enough to start the design process.”
A reasonable enough perspective. It’s also worth noting, of course, that many of the firms above are currently stuck in production bottlenecks anyways.