About EV Hangar

Best in class

EV hangar is the best electric aviation resource on the planet. EV Hangar features multiple info products that are maintained and expanded at great effort. Printed out, EV Hangar would fill your book bag.

EV Hangar information products:

EV Hangar goes beyond press releases and clickbait to provide a unique assemblage of information, analyses, deductions, links between people and products, and occasional commentary on players and products in the young electric aviation industry.
 

Locations

  • Development:
    • Baltimore, Maryland
    • Durham, North Carolina
  • Hosting:
    • Bluehost data centers
    • PayPal data centers

 

Bill Lofton

  • Education
    • MS in physics
  • Career
    • Military systems engineering
  • Aviation
    • Commercial pilot with airplane single engine land and sea, instrument airplane, and glider ratings

 

EV Hangar Origin

While planning an electric aircraft project in 2012, I was surprised by the lack of organized information on electric aircraft, systems, and components. I’d seen impressive displays of electric propulsion innovation at AirVenture since 2008, but no organized information was available online or in print.

In early 2013, I began documenting my research in WordPress to provide an information product for others interested in manned electric flight. My goal was to fund my research and development of a manned electric multicopter.

When I launched EV Hangar in July 2013, the website featured an EV Hangar Talk forum and a buyer’s guide for aircraft, propulsion systems, battery systems, and components.

July 2013

 
 

EV Hangar Growth

In the course of developing the EV Hangar buyer’s guide, I saw large gaps in the electric aviation supply pipeline. For example, most motors were prototype and very expensive and batteries were outrageously expensive. I also noted unavailability of organized information on electric aviation technology.

By January 2014, I had written articles on Going Electric, launched the EVH Tech school and EVH Hangar Works R&D center, and added the (tiny) EVH Marketplace.

September 2014

 

Through the present, I’ve maintained and expanded the EVH Buyer’s Guide (now called EVH Sourcebook), developed EVH Tech content, and made progress on several EV Hangar Works projects.

September 2015

 
 

Learning from Land and Sea-Based EVs

Meanwhile, I’ve researched electric propulsion for bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles, and boats and I’m entering the world of RC multicopters through research for my eMulticopter project.