Inno­va­tion and pas­sion for the chal­lenge of trans­form­ing air flight are in the blood of Tim Woolmer! Tim’s engi­neer­ing hero as a child was his grand­fa­ther Sir Bob Feilden, who was a mem­ber of Frank Whit­tle’s Sec­ond World War team which invent­ed the first jet engine.

As a stu­dent at Oxford, Tim invent­ed a new type of elec­tric motor based on the axi­al-flux approach and spun the tech­nol­o­gy out as YASA, grow­ing the com­pa­ny to mul­ti­ple auto­mo­tive OEM deals, a record-break­ing project with Rolls Royce to build the world’s fastest elec­tric plane and acqui­si­tion by Mer­cedes-Benz in 2021. 

Tim spun out YASA’s aero­space divi­sion in 2021, just pri­or to the Mer­cedes-Benz acqui­si­tion, as Evoli­to to bring his inno­va­tions to the skies — where he is also a Direc­tor. In the air the pow­er-to-weight ratio becomes even more impor­tant!

Evoli­to devel­ops and man­u­fac­tures elec­tric motors and pow­er elec­tron­ics for aero­space appli­ca­tions, which includes eVTOL air­craft. It was spun out ear­li­er this year by YASA Motors, one of the world’s lead­ing pio­neers of auto­mo­tive axi­al-flux elec­tric motors which was acquired by Mer­cedes-Benz ear­li­er this year.

It is set to exclu­sive­ly com­mer­cialise YASA’s next-gen­er­a­tion elec­tric motor tech­nol­o­gy and IP for the rapid­ly-grow­ing aero­space mar­ket.

And last month, Evoli­to announced the acqui­si­tion of the busi­ness and assets of Chel­tenham-based aero­space bat­tery solu­tions com­pa­ny Elec­troflight.

Elec­troflight has a proven track record of deliv­er­ing safe­ty crit­i­cal, inno­v­a­tive bat­tery solu­tions for elec­tri­fy­ing the aero­space indus­try. Fol­low­ing the acqui­si­tion, Elec­troflight will become a whol­ly-owned sub­sidiary of Evoli­to and will focus on deliv­er­ing next-gen­er­a­tion bat­tery tech­nol­o­gy to com­ple­ment Evolito’s motors and con­trollers.