Pipistrel and Green Motion to create electric aircraft charging network

PUBLISHED: 13:55 20 August 2020

Ivo Boscarol, founder and president of Pipistrel with François Randin, founder and CEO of Green Motion

Ivo Boscarol, founder and president of Pipistrel with François Randin, founder and CEO of Green Motion

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Green Motion, a Swiss company which specialises in electric vehicle charging, is joining forces with Pipistrel Aircraft to create a charging network for airfields

Pipistrel is the developer and manufacturer of the world’s first type-certified electric aircraft, the Velis Electro (see ‘Notes’, June) while Green Motion has been a pioneer in setting up a network of electric charging points for electric cars, motorcycles and trucks known as ‘evpass’.

For the past two years, it has been working on a similar network for electric aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles and already has charging stations for electric aircraft at two airfields in Switzerland.

Green Motion's charging pointGreen Motion's charging point

Ivo Boscarol, founder and president of Pipistrel, said: “I am dedicating my life to contributing to a cleaner atmosphere and emission-free aviation.

“Certifying the first all-electric airplane was the necessary step towards this goal. However, to assure a significant change to cleaner atmosphere, widespread use of electric aircraft is a must, and we need to spread the network of chargers to airports all over the world.

“This cannot be achieved by Pipistrel alone, but with a skilled and distinguished partner such as Green Motion, this becomes a reality.”

François Randin, founder and CEO of Green Motion, added: “We are so proud and honoured to partner with Pipistrel−a world-renowned aircraft producer which has complementary technology and mind-set to ours−so we can define the future of electric planes together.”

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