Alexander Zosel gives an update on the development of their electric Volocopter VC200
Ecosummit TV: Alexander Zosel gives an update on the development of their electric Volocopter VC200 at ECO13 London. E-volo was founded in 2011, was funded by the founders with €450K and raised €1.2M in an amazing crowdfunding round on Seedmatch in November 2013. Moreover, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy granted €2M to contribute to the multi-company project development budget. The first unmanned test flight of the 2-seater VC200 was carried out on 17 November 2013 in Karlsruhe. Currently, E-volo works on the temporary certification from the German aviation authority for their ultralight aircraft (maximum takeoff weight of 450 kg) to start manned test flights. Initially targeting the aerial sports market E-volo has the vision to become a global market leader for urban aviation in the next 10 years. Risk-friendly VCs that love high-tech made in Germany and electric aviation should get in touch with Alex. Full disclosure: Ecosummit is one of E-volo’s crowd investors.
The ECO13 London presentation slides of Alexander are available as PDF.
Tags: Alexander Zosel, Crowdfunding, e-volo, ECO13 London, Ecosummit London 2013, Electric Aviation, Electric Helicopter, electric mobility, Karlsruhe, Seedmatch, Smart Green Startup, Ultralight aircraft, Urban Aviation, VC200, Volocopter