Browsing the "Aviation" Category

EViation Aims To Propel Electric Aviation Forward

June 21st, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

In addition to being the year of the Tesla Model 3, 2017 is turning out to be a major year for flying aircraft that are also electric and autonomous. Soaring cars, driving saucers, flying pontoons-bikes, and electric airplanes have broken into the news regularly. Another electric airplane contender from EViation is moving its product past regulations and certifications and hopes to be in active commercial service by 2021, with a prototype next year

The Evolution of Electric Mobility (#VTOL Animations)

June 16th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Flying cars, electric airplanes, flying electric cars, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles, and other e-mobility solutions are fascinating. But, essentially, I'm a visual person and I need a visual timeline to put together the pieces

The State & Promise of the Electric Airplane

April 19th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

The electric airplane industry truly is the final frontier. Hauling a battery pack in a car for propulsion is fairly easy compared to dragging one in the air. Below is the state and promise of the electric airplane — the new wild frontier

Hybrid Electric Airplane Startup Zunum Aero Collects Investments From JetBlue & Boeing

April 7th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

JetBlue has made an investment in Zunum Aero, a Kirkland, Washington, startup that hopes to have a hybrid electric airplane flying in about two years. It will be like “Tesla for the air,” says Bonny Simi, president of JetBlue Technology Ventures, but she declined to say how much of an investment her company has made. Boeing is also an investor in the company

FedEx CEO To Trump: National Security Needs Fuel Economy Standards

April 4th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Donald Trump likes to brag that not contracting a sexually transmitted disease during the Vietnam era was his burden to bear. While he was dodging the draft, as only a person with enormous inherited wealth can do, Fred Smith was a Marine platoon leader and forward air controller in Vietnam. Today, he is CEO of FedEx. As head of the world's largest air cargo fleet, he is highly aware of fuel costs and the impact of fuel sources on national and international politics

Electrifying Amsterdam Schiphol Airport — Tesla Taxis, Electric Buses, Etc. (#CleanTechnica Original)

March 29th, 2017 | by Rogier van Rooij

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is incrementally electrifying transportation on, from, and to the aviation hub. Being the largest airport in the Netherlands and the 3rd largest player in Europe, with 63.6 million passengers handled in 2016, Schiphol has expressed an ambition to become the most sustainable airport in the world. An important means of reaching this goal is by switching over to electric drivetrains for vehicles operating on the airport itself, as well as for transportation of passengers to and from Schiphol Airport

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