Charged EVs | Lilium groups with Honeywell and DENSO to fabricate motor for electrical Lilium Jet


Lilium, the developer of an electrical vertical take-off and touchdown (eVTOL) jet, has partnered with Honeywell and DENSO, who will co-develop and manufacture the electrical motor that may energy the Lilium Jet’s engines.

Honeywell, which invested in Lilium in 2021, is already growing the Lilium Jet’s avionics and flight management techniques. Honeywell additionally has an alliance with automotive large DENSO to develop electrical aviation options. Lilium says the brand new e-motor will profit from Honeywell’s aerospace experience in addition to DENSO’s expertise in high-quality quantity manufacturing.

The three firms have been engaged on the proprietary Lilium e-motor for almost two years. Its air-cooled design is supposed to supply structural simplicity and ease of upkeep in contrast with conventional liquid cooling techniques, and thus the potential for decrease plane working prices. The e-motor has its rotor and stator in a centrifugal or radial configuration, versus extra conventional axial designs. Lilium says this lowers the motor’s weight, manufacturing prices and susceptibility to overseas object injury. The primary prototypes can be designed to ship 100 kW of energy from a system weighing simply over 4 kg.

“Lilium’s procurement technique is to interact with the know-how suppliers with probably the most appropriate experience,” stated Lilium COO Yves Yemsi. “We’re already making nice progress with Honeywell on its Honeywell Anthem built-in flight deck and flight management computer systems, and we’re delighted to deepen our relationship by additionally partnering with Honeywell and DENSO on our e-motor.”

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