Electric-Powered Airplanes are Under Research and Development, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

  NASA has been developing a new all-electric plane called the X-57.  Powered by 14 electric motors, the aircraft, nicknamed “Maxwell,” would eliminate carbon emissions and reduce the energy required for a private plane to cruise at 175 miles per hour by a factor of five.  In the same vein, Airbus Group and Siemens AG plan to work together on developing and all-electric or a hybrid electric aircraft design.  In 2015, Airbus flew a two-seat lithium battery-powered airplane across the English Channel.  The company hopes to have a 100-seat, hybrid-electric passenger aircraft in service by 2030.  Meanwhile, Boeing is working…

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