Verdego Aero To Provide Hybrid-electric Power As Propulsion Option For Asx Mobi-one E/vtol Aircraft

By: VerdeGo Aero
 
DETROIT - Jan. 15, 2019 - PRLog -- VerdeGo Aero announced that it is teaming with ASX, formerly known as AirspaceX, to apply VerdeGo's IDEP (Integrated Distributed Electric Propulsion) systems to future versions of ASX MOBi-One aircraft.

This will allow ASX MOBi-One to take advantage of developing electric power options, while also benefiting from already-available, traditional turbine powerplants.

VerdeGo Aero's IDEP systems are a modular set of battery-electric and hybrid-electric propulsion components that are under development to support a wide array of VTOL aircraft and mission profiles. ASX MOBi-One is a VTOL aircraft optimized for fast, inexpensive, city-to-city transportation.

Fitting the MOBI-One with IDEP propulsion in the future will enable both increased efficiency and sustainability for the MOBi aircraft family. "VerdeGo Aero's IDEP systems enable forward-thinking aircraft manufacturers such as ASX MOBi-One to apply electric propulsion options to high-performance VTOL aircraft. ASX's adoption of our first generation hybrid IDEP platform will smooth the path to a fully battery electric VTOL solution, once those options become viable," said Eric Bartsch, COO of VerdeGo Aero.

"ASX is excited to benefit from the world-leading hybrid and electric propulsion expertise on VerdeGo Aero's team as we kick off a joint engineering program to prepare the MOBi fleet for future electrification," said Jon Rimanelli, CEO of ASX. "The initial turbine-driven variant of the MOBi will deliver unparalleled Performance in its class, and the integration of VerdeGo Aero's IDEP platforms ensures that we have a clear roadmap propulsion variants of the MOBi well into the future"

The first-generation hybrid IDEP systems currently under development at VerdeGo Aero can be applied to aircraft for Urban Air Mobility, cargo transportation, military missions, EMS, and longer-range VTOL missions. The hybrid IDEP platform is being engineered to enable seamless upgrades to the second-generation battery IDEP platform when battery cells with sufficient energy density, power density, cycle lifetime, and cost are available for aerospace usage.

VerdeGo Aero was founded in 2017 by a world-class team with experience across multiple electric and hybrid-electric aerospace programs including: Erik Lindbergh, Dr. Pat Anderson, and Eric Bartsch; and is headquartered in the Research Park at the Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. VerdeGo Aero is working with leading innovators around the world on propulsion options for VTOL aircraft aimed at a wide array of markets and missions the civilian Urban Air Mobility market.

ASX was founded in 2017 to unlock Detroit's Industrial base and skilled labor to produce a hybrid electric VTOL Air-Taxi that will free commuters and business travelers from congestion on the road and in the air. ASX has developed the MOBi as the best solution for city-center to city-center travel, with door-to-door prices that will be equal to or less than the price of an UberX Ride.  With MOBi, the mass traveling public will enjoy the benefits of private air travel leveraging the USA's 15,000 community airports and helipads.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PHOTOS, VISIT: www.VerdeGoAero.com and www.ASX.us

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