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Two customers pitch in for Electron 5
With its battery electric drive system, the Electron 5 offers operators a more than 50 per cent reduction in operating costs compared to existing internal combustion engine aircraft. Its cabin can hold four passengers.
The Electron 5 boasts a 750 km range with today's batteries.
Read this story in our May 2024 printed issue.

Air2E and Hopscotch Air have placed orders with Electron Aerospace for the Electron 5 aircraft, propelling its sales pipeline close to $213 million.

CCO and co-founder Marc-Henry de Jong says: "Securing orders from two pioneers in the regional air mobility sector like Air2E and Hopscotch Air affirms the market fit of our Electron 5 aircraft. It's a testament to the trust and commitment our partners place in our vision for a sustainable aviation future."

The Electron 5 boasts a 750km range with today's batteries, and is poised for launch in 2028. This capability exceeds most mission profiles in both the US and EU, where similar aircraft currently cover routes below 500km. With its purely battery electric drive system, the Electron 5 offers operators over 50 per cent reduction in operating costs compared to existing internal combustion engine (ICE) aircraft. Its spacious cabin is designed to accommodate one pilot, four passengers and their luggage, ensuring comfort alongside operational efficiency.

Norbert Werle, CEO of Germany-based operator Air2E, says: "The Electron 5 will empower Air2E to deliver our services with zero direct CO2 emissions, in line with our dedication to fully sustainable business travel."

Andrew Schmertz, CEO at Northeast US-based Hopscotch Air, adds: "The reduced operating costs of the Electron 5 will allow us to significantly broaden our customer base, providing more affordable and accessible air travel alternatives."

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