Dubai Airshow 2023: VoltAero Unveils Electric Aircraft Charger
At the Dubai Airshow 2023, French firm VoltAero unveiled a universal mobile charger for electric aeroplanes. The charger will solidify the company’s strategy of creating a supporting infrastructure for its Cassio family of hybrid-electric aircraft. And since it is mobile, replenishing an electrified aeroplane in remote places is where it will come in handy. Regarding charging speed, it can recharge the Cassio 330 aircraft in about 30 minutes. That variant of the Cassio family packs a 41.5kWh battery.
Alongside the mobile charger, VoltAero showcased the two internal combustion engines that will work with the electric powertrain to propel the aircraft – a four-cylinder motor and a six-cylinder mill, both sourced from Kawasaki. In the aircraft, these engines will use hydrogen as their fuel. A demonstrator is being readied for 2025.