The Promise of eVTOLs, Reports IDTechEx

The Promise of eVTOLs, Reports IDTechEx
IDTechEx provides trusted independent research on emerging technologies and their markets.

Much of the focus for batteries has been on cost per energy storage (for example, dollar per kilowatt-hour). But for aviation, which fights a constant battle against gravity, the metric of energy density (watt-hour per kilogram) is even more essential. The industry must achieve the battery performance required to sustain electric vertical takeoff and landing. To enable this, battery density must nearly double from today’s approximately 200 watt-hours per kilogram, and these batteries must achieve aviation-grade safety standards. This is critical to reduce the noise and cost of operating these vehicles.

IDTechEx’s new report, “Air Taxis: Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) Aircraft 2024-2044: Technologies, Players”, provides comprehensive detail from the basic pros and cons of the different electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft design architectures, through to more nuanced detail on opportunities in key enabling technologies, such as aviation grade batteries, advanced electric motors and propulsion systems, composite materials and eVTOL ground infrastructure. Along with information and insight into the eVTOL air taxi market, this report contains IDTechEx’s 20-year outlook for eVTOL air taxi sales, market revenue, battery demand, and battery market revenue.
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Upcoming free-to-attend webinarUnlocking the Skies: The Promise of eVTOLs and Urban Air Mobility
Shazan Siddiqi, Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx and author of this article will be presenting a free-to-attend webinar on the topic on Wednesday 1 May 2024 – Unlocking the Skies: The Promise of eVTOLs and Urban Air Mobility.

This IDTechEx webinar will focus on the core challenges and opportunities in this emerging industry. While many hurdles remain for passenger advanced air mobility, entrepreneurs, incumbents, and other industry stakeholders are prepared to tackle them. The path to designing and certifying a viable aircraft can be technically challenging and capital-intensive. Few sectors of aerospace are as fast-paced as advanced air mobility, but as market entry draws closer, the stakes are only rising. Certification progress, cash consumption and preparations for production and operation are coming to a head. Shazan Siddiqi will present an analysis of this rapidly developing market, with insights from the new IDTechEx report “Air Taxis: Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) Aircraft 2024-2044: Technologies, Players”.