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Lilium Teams Up with Star Charge for Ground-Breaking eVTOL Charging System

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Lilium N.V has joined forces with Star Charge, a leading global provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and microgrid solutions, to

Lilium N.V has joined forces with Star Charge, a leading global provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and microgrid solutions, to develop and tailor charging systems for its Lilium Jets. The collaboration was announced at the Singapore Airshow, where the companies revealed that Lilium has placed an initial order for 120 chargers. These chargers will be used for ground and flight testing aircraft, as well as for activities at its aircraft maintenance and delivery center. Additionally, Lilium will supply charging stations to customers investing in vertiports.

Lilium previously announced its adoption of the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard for rapid charging. Star Charge’s customized, fast-charging system will be fully compatible with the Lilium Jets and other eVTOLs compatible with CCS. The chargers will feature an extra-long liquid cooled charging cable for high-performance charging, suitable for varied landing infrastructure.

By using Star Charge’s CCS chargers, Lilium expects to reduce charging times significantly, in comparison to other chargers without liquid cooled charging cables. Reduced charging times will support reduced turnaround times between flights and provide higher utilization of the Lilium Jet.

“We are grateful to have received the first order of CCS chargers by a leading eVTOL manufacturer and look forward to commencing deliveries this year,” said Star Charge Europe CEO, Ji Cheng. “We look forward to partnering with Lilium to power the next generation of mobility, offering greater time-saving benefits to passengers while considerably reducing the environmental impact of travel.”

“Our partnership with Star Charge will support the Lilium Jet´s development and certification along with our customers’ ground infrastructure development. Its high performance and liquid cooled charging cable is a unique feature and Star Charge´s proven expertise in charging infrastructure is crucial for regional air mobility,” said Lilium CCO, Sebastien Borel.

Lilium began production of the Lilium Jet in late 2023, following its Design Organization Approval by EASA. As Lilium expects to enter into service in 2026 and as its global fleet size grows, Lilium expects material profit contribution in recurring revenue from its Aftermarket Service Business, including electrical chargers.

SOURCE: Lilium

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