Supernal partners with Electric Power Systems on eVTOL batteries
Supernal has partnered with Electric Power Systems (EP Systems) to accelerate development and production of eVTOL vehicle batteries. The firms formalised their agreement during the Farnborough International Airshow, resulting in the first vehicle partnership for Supernal.
Supernal, a part of Hyundai Motor Group, plans to work within an “open ecosystem” model that will address the niche technology needs of AAM.
“Advanced Air Mobility requires an expansive value chain and many aspects – from battery power to digital infrastructure and passenger experience – require improvements and cross-chain integration to enable progress,” said Jaiwon Shin, president of Hyundai Motor Group and CEO of Supernal. “We are excited to work with Electric Power Systems and develop game-changing technologies that will revolutionise air travel and increase human possibility.”
Nate Millecam, president and CEO, EP Systems said: “We are pleased to partner with Supernal as it seeks to democratize flight and create a new, sustainable transport category. Supernal’s long-term perspective and comprehensive approach to codeveloping the Advanced Air Mobility space has enabled it to be viewed as an industry thought leader and savvy partner of choice.”
Current EP Systems customers include NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing, Safran, Bell Textron, Diamond Aircraft, VoltAero, Aura Aero and Embraer.