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By Robert Rapier on Mar 5, 2011 with 48 responses

Electric Aviation is the Future of Transport

During an average week, I will see a few ideas that at first glance appear to be a little crazy. On second glance, some of them still seem crazy, but then some of the seemingly crazy ideas are not as crazy as I initially thought. This essay is about an idea that falls into the latter category. I have long-believed that the future of aviation will still be liquid fuels due to the low energy density of batteries. While I am aware of ultra-light electric or solar-powered planes, it is hard for me to imagine a passenger plane being operated on electricity. This essay is about a hybrid version of electric aviation that gets around my concerns about electric planes… Continue»