In June 2019, Eviation said it intended to achieve a first flight before the end of 2019 from a base in Prescott, Arizona. However, media reports in November 2019 indicated that the timing for the first flight has slipped back into 2020 after the aircraft arrived in the U.S. later than planned.
The subsequent fire during ground testing on January 22, 2020, further delayed flight testing. On December 15, 2020, Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay said a redesigned prototype was expected to start flight tests during 2021.
In May 2022, Eviation announced that it was ready to conduct the first test flight in the summer of 2022, and the company confirmed that timeline with FutureFlight again in August. The aircraft finally made its first flight on September 27, just a few days after summer's end.