UK-based electric aircraft propulsion company Evolito has bought battery company Electroflight.
Evolito was itself spun out of electric motor company YASA last year and is developing lightweight electric motors and controllers for aerospace applications. With the acquisition of Electroflight, Evolito will now be able to offer complete electric powertrain solutions for aircraft.
Evolito’s high-power density, light-weight electric motors and controllers for electric aerospace applications.
According to the company, its axial-flux motor technology requires up to 75% less iron, less copper and less permanent magnets than competing radial solutions, making it lighter and more environmentally-friendly.
Evolito currently offers YASA motors, the P400 and 750 but is developing the range to improve power densities and performance for the aerospace market.
Electroflight was founded in 2011 and has supplied safety critical battery solutions for several aircraft, including Rolls-Royce Spirit of Innovation, which broke the world speed record for electric aircraft last year. YASA also worked on Spirit of Innovation, supplying the motors and controllers.
Electroflight is to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Evolito and will continue to focus on developing and supplying battery technology that integrates with Evolito’s motors and controllers.
Ajay Lukha, chief commercial officer at Evolito, said, “We are very excited to complete the acquisition of Electroflight today. The combined capabilities will enable us to deliver flexible solutions for our customers, from best-in-class motor and controller subsystems to fully-integrated electric powertrains.”