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As several major electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) development programs — Archer, Joby, and Lilium, to name a few — are approaching the final stages of certification and eventual entry into service, the performance of the batteries that power those aircraft remain key in enabling this burgeoning new segment of aviation to take off in the near future.

Amprius Technologies continues to be one of the leading suppliers to the eVTOL market with batteries that have already demonstrated their ability to enable flight in drones, eVTOLs, and high-altitude pseudo-satellites (HAPS), while also achieving several battery energy-density-breakthrough achievements over the last year.

In April, AIBOT, a California-based developer of artificial intelligence-powered eVTOLs and drones, selected the Amprius Silicone Anode battery to power the drone and six-passenger eVTOL aircraft that it is currently developing. Ronnie Tao, Vice President of Business Development for Amprius Technologies, joins the Aerospace & Defense Technology Podcast to discuss the AIBOT battery selection and what to expect in the future development of eVTOL battery technology. He also explains how far most eVTOLs can fly on Amprius and other comparable aircraft batteries today.

Check out www.eVTOLtechusa.com  for details on SAE Media Group’s first eVTOL Technology USA conference happening October 28-29 in Arlington, Virginia.

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