Supernal and Electric Power Systems partner to advance eVTOL battery capabilities
Supernal and Electric Power Systems, Inc.(EP Systems) have announced a partnership to accelerate the development and production of safer, lighter, and certifiable batteries for eVTOL vehicles.
Emerging industry leaders formalized their agreement during a ceremony at the Farnborough International Air Show, marking the first partnership for Supernal vehicles.
The goal of the partnership is to enable the introduction of commercial eVTOL vehicle flights and support increasing vehicle performance improvements as the AAM market matures. Supernal, which is part of the Hyundai Motor Group, plans to work within an "open ecosystem" model that will address AAM's niche technology needs.
"Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) requires an expansive value chain and many aspects - from battery power to digital infrastructure to passenger experience - require improvements and cross-chain integration to enable progress," said Jaiwon Shin. , Chairman of Hyundai Motor Group and CEO of Supernal.
"We are thrilled to be working with Electric Power Systems and developing game-changing technologies that revolutionize air travel and enhance human possibilities."
Supernal will continue to expand its network of talent and partners in the battery field to drive improvements in power, energy, charge time, and cycle life that will lead to longer and more affordable eVTOL vehicle flights. More information on Supernal batteries.
"We are delighted to partner with Supernal as they seek to democratize flight and create a new category of sustainable transportation," said Nate Millecam, President and CEO of Electric Power Systems.
"Supernal's long-term perspective and comprehensive approach to codifying the Advanced Air Mobility space has enabled it to be seen as an industry thought leader and smart partner of choice."
EP Systems' experience has provided the company with a broad perspective of the electrical evolution taking place throughout aviation. All-electric aircraft need high-density energy storage. Leveraging advances in battery energy and material technology, EP Systems' unique battery management system offers an elevated solution.
Current EP Systems customers include NASA, Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing, Safran, Bell Textron, Diamond Aircraft, VoltAero, Aura Aero, and Embraer.