Evolito, a Yasa spin-off specialising in motors and power electronics for electric flight applications, has acquired the battery specialist Electroflight. Evolito thus intends to offer its customers fully integrated powertrain and battery solutions from a single source in future.
Through Yasa, Evolito is indirectly owned by Mercedes-Benz. The carmaker had taken over the British axial flux motor manufacturer primarily because of its automotive plans; the axial flux motors for the future electric high-performance vehicles of Mercedes-Benz or Mercedes-AMG are to be assembled at the Berlin-Marienfelde plant.
Evolito is to further develop and build the lightweight and, in relation to their size, very powerful axial flux motors for the special requirements of electric aviation. Electroflight has a “proven track record in providing safety-critical, innovative battery solutions for the electrification of the aerospace industry”, Evolito says. In fact, Electroflight and Evolito parent Yasa are already working together: Both companies are partners with Rolls-Royce in the ACCEL electric aircraft programme.
After the takeover, Electroflight is to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Evolito. The battery specialist will then focus on “delivering next-generation battery technology to complement Evolito’s unique engines and controls”.
“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,” says Ajay Lukha, chief commercial officer at Evolito.
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