AIBOT selects Amprius as battery partner


Lithium-ion battery pioneer Amprius has come on board with eVTOL developer AIBOT as its battery partner. 

Amprius’ batteries, built using a silicon anode platform, will power AIBOT’s eVTOL aircraft which includes its heavy-lift air cargo eVTOL drone and single-pilot, six-passenger air taxi. AIBOT’s aiEVTOL drone, designed for remotely piloted heavy-lift air cargo missions, is expected to be introduced by the end of 2024.

“AIBOT’s focus on developing cutting-edge autonomous electric aircraft solutions aligns with our commitment to pushing the boundaries of battery technology,” said Dr. Kang Sun, CEO of Amprius. 

“We applaud their strategy to validate their autonomous aircraft through a phased approach, accelerating their time-to-market. Our SiCore batteries offer unmatched performance in electric mobility, and we are confident that our technology can help AIBOT achieve their goal of creating a connected, autonomous, and ultra-safe aircraft ecosystem.”

Max Ma, president of AIBOT added: “This endeavour is not just about harnessing advanced technologies; it’s about creating an environment where innovation leads to tangible advancements in commercialisation and supply chain development. This collaboration is a critical step forward in our commitment to delivering an aiEVTOL ecosystem that is revolutionary and sustainable. Together, we are paving the way for an era where AI-enhanced flying is not just a possibility, but a common enjoyable reality.”