Eviation Aircraft Planning On Bringing 9-Seat Electric Airplane To Market By 2021, Following Closing Of Battery Supply Agreement With Kokam

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
To Market By 2021,
Following Closing Of Battery Supply Agreement With Kokam

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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.

Read More :
https://cleantechnica.com/2018/02/15/eviation-aircraft-planning-bringing-9-seat-electric-airplane-market-2021-following-closing-battery-supply-agreement-kokam/

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