eVTOL developer Lilium has partnered with Star Charge to develop, customise and provide charging systems for its Lilium Jets

Lilium has placed an initial order of 120 chargers for its ground and flight testing aircraft, as well as for its aircraft maintenance and delivery centre activities. The company will also provide charging stations for customers investing in vertiports.

Star Charge’s customised, fast-charging system will be fully compatible with the Lilium Jets and other eVTOLs compatible with the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard for rapid charging, which Lilium has committed to using. 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 utilisation of the Lilium Jet.

“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.

Star Charge, a specialist in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and microgrid solutions, operates in 20 countries, and has manufacturing facilities in the USA, Vietnam, and China. The chargers will substantially reduce charging times

The chargers will substantially reduce charging times
The chargers will substantially reduce charging times Lilium