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Friday, August 25, 2017

Volocopter : drone/helicopter financed by EIT KIC Climat

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News Volocopter's fully electric helicopter is expected to undergo its first operational tests by the end of 2017. Thanks to European funding, it has enought finance to turn it from prototype to production.

EIT Climate-KIC supported start-up Volocopter. Volocopter has secured a 25 million euro investment from a consortium including a German car maker (Daimler) for its fully electric helicopter.

The Volocopter 2X model is a fully electric VTOL with 18 rotors powered by 9 independent batteries. It has a maximum airspeed of 100 kilometres per hour, and can transport two passengers without a pilot. However, it can be piloted as a normal helicopter too.

Source :  European institute of Innovation & Technology


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