March 8th, 2020 | by Jake Richardson
Wright Electric, the LA-based electric plane startup, has begun developing the propulsion system for the Wright 1, an electric 186-passenger commercial aircraft. The propulsion system will reportedly utilize 10-14 electric motors
February 28th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
An appeals court in London has ruled against a proposal to add a third runway to Heathrow airport, saying the plan did not consider the commitments made by the UK government in the Paris climate accords.
February 14th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard
The Delta CEO said that the company isn’t going to decarbonize, it isn’t going to buy offsets, and they are going to spend about $100 million a year moving chairs around on the deck of the Hindenburg
February 13th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Airbus this week unveiled its MAVERIC blended wing airplane prototype which it says would be more spacious for passengers and up to 20% more efficient.
February 11th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Elon Musk told the hosts of a Third Row Tesla and HyperChange podcast recently that he has no plans to develop an electric airplane -- yet.
February 10th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
California-based Wisk has signed an agreement with the government of New Zealand to test its autonomous electric air taxi in that country.
February 5th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard
I've been saying for a few years that I'd love to have a good EV and autonomy index fund that had global reach, and that covered car brands, OEMs and batteries. I've been looking for similar good funds in the larger cleantech and clean energy space as well, but this article is just about my findings on the EV+autonomy front.
January 29th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Rolls-Royce is working to build the fastest single seat electric airplane of all time. To get there, it has to solve an assortment of complex engineering problems
January 16th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Toyota has made a $394 million dollar investment in Joby Aviation, an eVTOL air taxi company based in California
January 15th, 2020 | by Nicolas Zart
Quantum Air and OSM Aviation Group just announced an electric aircraft pilot training partnership. OSM Aviation Academy will conduct the Quantum-branded pilot training program according to FAA commercial standards. Electric urban air mobility (UAM) is taking shape one step at a time
January 15th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
A Delta flight bound for Shanghai had to make an emergency fuel dump earlier today. That fuel rained down upon Los Angeles near a school playground. Around 40 people were injured, the AJC reports
January 14th, 2020 | by Nicolas Zart
Hyundai Motor Company and Uber Elevate showed us a fairly complete urban air mobility (UAM) electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) concept vehicle, autonomous pods, and a hub ecosystem that fits with Uber Elevate’s air taxi model at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
January 4th, 2020 | by Nicolas Zart
Aviation Safety Resources (ASR) — a leading parachute safety company that won one of Revolution.Aero’s competitions earlier this year — says it has a parachute system that will work with eVTOL aircraft, even at low altitudes. I recently spoke with Larry Williams, CEO of ASR, on how the company’s parachute technology works, its application for eVTOL aircraft, and public perception
January 2nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
The Tesla Cybertruck may be "old news" by now (ah, the not-so-endearing ADD of the internet), but a piece of ours explaining why it doesn't really need a garage was still king of the hill last month. Tesla took silver too, with a story explaining that the 2012 Tesla Model S still has superior specs to new 2020 EV entrants from other companies than Tesla. In third was a piece on world-leading research from our friend Mark Z. Jacobson and several colleagues on how the world could be a galaxy-leading 100% renewable energy planet!
December 29th, 2019 | by Mark Z. Jacobson
The Earth is rapidly approaching 1.5°C global warming, air pollution kills over 7 million people worldwide each year, and diminishing fossil fuel resources portend social instability. Yet, recently, world leaders at the United Nations Madrid climate talks failed to agree on a path forward. The core of the problem is the belief by some leaders that solving global warming will be expensive and drain the economy of their country. However, new research indicates that this belief is incorrect
December 28th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart
Here’s more urban air mobility (UAM) electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) and electric fixed-wing aircraft news for the last week of
December 28th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart
2019 is drawing to a close, so let's take stock of a decade of green mobility progress that started with a handful of startups a decade ago
December 25th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
A small glimpse into the future of efficient transportation comes from an unexpected source: a new supercar concept. In short, the car uses a powerful electric fan at the rear, pulling air through ducting to increase the vehicle's performance in several ways
December 23rd, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, aviation is not only undergoing its third revolution, with electricity this time, but history was made on Tuesday, December 10, in Vancouver, Canada, when Harbour Air took off in a seaplane using electricity. The maiden electric seaplane flight is a sweet wink at commercial aviation history, which started with seaplanes
December 22nd, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart
Predicting the future use of airspace — not knowing how it will be used, what types of aircraft will be made, and how to manage it safely — is hair raising to most. Major companies like Airbus and Dassault Systèmes, among others, are simulating our unknown electric air mobility future. But what does the future really hold
December 21st, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart
The Munich-based aviation startup Lilium Jet has been busy and recently released a video of its successful 3-minute test flight on October 1st. Lilium tested controllability with banked turns in transition flight needed before certification and commercialization
December 21st, 2019 | by Chanan Bos
Last week when we attended the Amsterdam drone week, we ran into the CTO of Volocopter, Jan Hendrik Boelens, who was there to talk about mobility as a service. We made sure to catch up with him, talk about the latest company news, and clarify some of the questions about the Volocopter as well as its port and hub infrastructure. For those already familiar with Volocopter, I suggest you dive straight into our interview video
December 20th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart
The Rolls-Royce ACCEL is one slippery and sleek design, ready to duke it out in the soon-to-start Air Race