April 15, 2014

Evektor introduces SportStar EPOS plus with the new 100 hp electric motor at Aero Friedrichshafen

Evektor introduces SportStar EPOS plus with the new 100 hp electric motor at Aero Friedrichshafen

Electric powered aircraft SportStar EPOS made the first public debut at Aero 2013, just after its first aircraft flight. After following 12 months of SportStar EPOS flight testing Evektor is introducing  further innovations at Aero 2014. Major innovation is a new even more powerful engine delivering 75 kW continuous power, it means more than the most powerful Rotax 914. This makes the SportStar EPOS dominant and unique on the market of electric powered aircraft.

SportStar EPOS has also newly installed on-board battery charger that significantly enhances electromobility of the aircraft. Aircraft batteries can be charged from a common power socket available at airports. The presented SportStar EPOS has also design facelift of engine cowlings.

The SportStar EPOS airplane represents a concept of sport aircraft of the future - driven by an electric motor, environment friendly, with low operation and maintenance costs. The original power unit represents the top of performance series of drives.

The SportStar EPOS was designed by Evektor, one of the biggest design companies in Central Europe, with activities in aerospace and automotive industries. The aircraft was manufactured by Evektor-Aerotechnik, EASA Certified manufacturer with over 40 year experience, sales network in 40 countries globally and fleet of 1.200+ delivered aircraft. Beside production of two-seat airplanes for pilot training and pilot touring Evektor’s long-time experience in design and development of General Aviation airplanes has become a base for the latest company’s projects of 4-seat aircraft VUT100 Cobra and new generation twin engine turboprop EV-55 Outback for transportation of 9-14 passengers / cargo.

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