Israeli startup Eviation Aviation has selected South Korea’s Kokam to supply lithium-polymer batteries for its initial Alice all-electric regional aircraft, and hopes to fly a full-scale prototype by early 2019. Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay said Kokam supplies a “stable, safe, high energy-density” cell in a pouch form factor that allows Eviation to pack a large battery into the airframe of the nine-passenger Alice. Kokam supplied the batteries for the Solar Impulse 2, ...

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