Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Kansai Electric Power Company (KEPCO) and Vertical Aerospace have formalized a commitment to advancing the field of advanced air mobility. This strategic collaboration aims to drive innovation in electric chargers, infrastructure, and charging standards, with a focus extending beyond Japan to key markets in Asia.
Vertical Aerospace, a manufacturer based in Bristol, United Kingdom, plans to unveil its VX4 flying car (eVTOL) at the 2025 World Expo in Osaka.
In this collaborative effort, Vertical Aerospace will develop specifications for eVTOL charging facilities. Simultaneously, KEPCO will play a crucial role in developing essential components such as DC fast chargers, battery cooling systems, and energy management systems based on these specifications.
Beyond the debut of eVTOLs at the World Expo, this partnership aims to expand throughout Japan…