Elysian, a pioneering Dutch startup, is challenging the aviation status quo by announcing a 90-seat battery-electric aircraft. Elysian Aircraft has achieved a significant advancement in battery-electric aviation with the unveiling of the E9X. This aircraft, designed for regional routes, showcases the potential of battery-electric aviation as a scalable and economically viable option compared to traditional aviation, setting the stage for a zero-emission future of the industry.
The E9X features a battery pack with an energy density of 360 Wh/kg and is engineered to transport 90 passengers over distances of up to 800 kilometers.The capabilities of the E9X are backed by two scientific studies “A New Perspective on Battery-Electric Aviation I & II”, in collaboration with Delft University of Technology.
800 Kilometers Range.Anticipated to cover routes up to this distance based on a battery pack of 360 wh/kg, and up to 1000km with future battery improvements.50% of Scheduled Flights.A 1000 km range covers half of all scheduled commercial flights, meaning electric aviation has the potential to reduce 20% of all aviation CO2 emissions.
The E9X introduces innovative designs for electric planes accommodating 40-120 passengers. These designs incorporate principles that significantly extend the range beyond previous expectations.
Five Times More Efficient.Achieves up to five times higher efficiency per passenger kilometer than hydrogen or SAF-powered aircraft, matching the energy efficiency of an average electric car with 1.2 passengers. Elysian’s E9X features a small fuselage and longer wings, with low-mounted wings housing the bulk of the battery mass and the rear landing gear. These design considerations aim to reduce airframe mass and decrease drag by around 15%, boosting the overall range.