Supernal and Electric Power Systems Partner to Advance eVTOL Battery Capabilities

posted on 20th July 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Supernal and Electric Power Systems Partner to Advance eVTOL Battery Capabilities

Supernal and Electric Power Systems, Inc. (EP Systems) today announced a partnership to accelerate development and production of safe, lighter-weight and certifiable eVTOL vehicle batteries.

The emerging industry leaders formalized their agreement during a ceremony held at the Farnborough International Airshow, resulting in the first vehicle partnership for Supernal.

The partnership aim is to enable the introduction of commercial eVTOL vehicle flights and support increasing enhancements to vehicle performance as the AAM market matures. Supernal, which is 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 revolutionize air travel and increase human possibility.”

Supernal will continue growing its network of battery talent and partners to drive power, energy, charging time and cycle life improvements that will lead to longer, more affordable eVTOL vehicle flights. Learn more about batteries from Supernal here.

“We are pleased to partner with Supernal as it seeks to democratize flight and create a new, sustainable transport category,” said Nate Millecam, president and CEO of Electric Power Systems.

“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.”