VH-3-185 Hybrid Powerplant

The VH-3-185 leverages all that VerdeGo Aero has learned in two prior generations to deliver the best piston-powered hybrid powerplant on the market.  Featuring patent pending air cooling and highly adapted customized parts throughout, this powerplant will deliver 185 kW continuous electrical power output in a 650 lb package with exceptional fuel efficiency of 0.34 lb/HP-hr.  With a focus on simplified electronics and engine operation, this conformal product is being developed in close cooperation with the FAA as we seek Part 33 certification.

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Match a single VH-3-185 with 3 hours of fuel and you’ve bolted on 555 kW-hr of energy at an energy density over 1200 W-hr/kg.

Inquire for ordering and delivery schedule.  Initial deliveries for pre-certification aircraft integration and flight test are anticipated by the end of 2023. 

Patents Pending

SImple
  powerful
    Reliable

KEY FEATURES

  • Primary power generation for hybrid-electric aircraft​​

  • 540-1530+ Wh/kg equivalent energy density (1-4 hrs of fuel)

  • 40% better fuel economy than turbines, with less noise

  • Uses Jet-A or biofuel substitutes = zero new infrastructure required

  • Self-contained system includes engine, generator, inverter, and thermal management using air cooling

  • Options for 400V or 800V, plus 28V system power

  • Series or parallel hybrid modes

  • Single or dual genset typical applications.

Quiet, Efficient, and Economical Power for Electric Aircraft

Moduar/Scalable - use one genset for smaller vehicles, two for larger vehicles

Broadly Applicable - suitable for UAM eVTOL, eSTOL, eCTOL

 

Quiet - much quieter than turbines and turbine-hybrids

 

Lowest Direct Operating Costs - compared to turbine-hybrids and battery-electric 

Flexible - multiple potential operating modes using optional thru-shaft:  mechanical shaft power on/off, electrical power on/off, burst power from battery to boost mechanical shaft power 
 

Operating Modes
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Series/Parallel Architecture Enables Multiple Modes

BATTERIES ALONE CAN'T MEET YOUR MISSION?

  • 5-7X higher energy density than batteries

    • Transformational range while meeting energy reserve requirements​

  • Refuel in minutes Vs hours

    • More flights per day = more revenue​

  • No charging infrastructure required

TURBINE OPTIONS TOO LOUD OR TOO THIRSTY?

  • 40% better fuel economy for lower DOC and carbon emissions

  • Available with noise mitigation below 70 dB at 100 ft or less

  • Built around a certified engine and air cooling, familiar aerospace technology