Is battery technology ready to power a small regional aircraft? Israeli startup Eviation Aircraft believes it is, and it has selected South Korea’s Kokam to supply lithium polymer batteries to power a full-scale prototype of its Alice nine-passenger, all-electric regional aircraft by early 2019. Kokam supplied the batteries for the Solar Impulse 2, which flew around the world on solar power in 2015-16. Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay says Kokam supplies a “stable, safe, ...

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