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NASA’s All-Electric X-57 Experimental Plane Debut With Interview

November 25th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

NASA received its all-electric experimental plane recently, the X-57, from Empirical Systems Aerospace (ESAero) of San Luis Obispo, CA. Based on the Tecnam P2006T, an Italian 4-seat twin engine light aircraft, the X-57 utilizes distributed propulsion wings with multiple small, electric motors


EasyJet 1st Airline In World To Go Carbon Neutral — Starting Today

November 19th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

In a corporate press release, EasyJet today announced that as of today all of its flights will be carbon neutral. EasyJet has a total of 331 airplanes and will become the first major airline in the world to operate a fleet that is fully net-zero carbon. What this means a little more specifically is that EasyJet will have balanced all of its carbon emissions via carbon removal efforts


13 Non-Tesla Electric Vehicle Stories You Might Have Missed

November 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

There's too much electric vehicle news to cover every week to have full stories on all of the pieces. Writers pick the stories that interest them, which leaves many less glamorous items (especially non-Tesla news) on the bench. To make up for that a bit and highlight several stories that I think shouldn't be skipped, below is a roundup of recent electric vehicle news


Expert In Autonomous Flight Explains How It Compares To Tesla’s Full Self Driving — CleanTechnica Video Interview

November 10th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

There are about 100 companies out there developing eVTOL (electric vertical take off and landing) vehicles, but there are only a handful of companies developing the AI that will power them and one day turn them into robotaxis, autonomous delivery drones, and any other airborne function that does not require a pilot. One of the leaders in this field is Daedalean, a company best in Switzerland


Safran’s New Aviation Electric Motors — CleanTechnica Interview

November 7th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

I met with the Safran team at the National Business Aviation Association–Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) event two weeks ago for the introduction of their newly revealed ENGINeUS aviation electric motors. I learned a little more about what the company is doing in the electric aviation world and how it plans to develop its technology for the future of our urban air mobility (UAM) future


Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Attracts More Aviation Startups & OEMs

November 6th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

A series of startups and established aviation giants are joining the Dassault Systèmes’ (DS) 3DEXPERIENCE platform family to support their digital engineering initiatives. Adding to the Airbus, Boeing, Bell, Lockheed Martin, and BOOM Supersonic family, electric air mobility pioneer Eviation Aircraft is also coming on board. A few more aviation startups are also using the Dassault platform, such as Joby Aviation and Solar Impulse. Stay tuned, as we will soon reveal even more startups who will use Dassault Systèmes’


Electric Aviation Company Scylax Forms Joint Venture With German Regional Airline

November 3rd, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

The Munich, Germany aviation company Scylax GmbH has entered into a joint venture with the East Frisian FLN airline to provide electric aircraft. The airline provides service between Norden, Germany and the island of Juist, along with several other islands nearby. Rosario de Luca, Scylax’s CEO, answered some questions about the aircraft for CleanTechnica


Seaplanes Get Electric With Magnix & Harbour Air

October 29th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

We've heard about electric air mobility for a few years now, and even electric boats, but Harbour Air, based in Vancouver, Canada, is the only one tackling electric seaplanes, as we previously covered


The NBAA Pushes Electric Air Mobility In The Las Vegas Limelight

October 27th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) outdid itself this year. Electric urban air mobility (UAM) was present with new players Jaunt Air Mobility, the fascinating XTI Aircraft, Uber Elevate, Bell, Boeing, and Airbus. What was so special about it this year? It wasn't the timid show of electric UAM shows of the past. Can you say, "They're here...?"


The Airbus Vahana Flies

October 25th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Airbus electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) development might not be as fast-paced as startups' development, but it is making progress nonetheless. Here's what's new with the Airbus Vahana e


750 Horsepower Electric Aviation Engine Tested By MagniX

October 24th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

MagniX has released a video showing a test of its 750-horsepower all-electric aviation engine. Called the magni500, it can be used in a number of existing aircraft like the de Havilland Otter and Beaver seaplanes, and in ones designed to be all-electric


Why Are Tourist Airplanes So Loud?

October 16th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

After an 11-day hike around Zion Canyon, Brice Canyon, and the Grand Canyon, one thing became clear. Why are tourist parks and monument aviation so loud? We need quieter and cleaner electric mobility



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