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Wright Electric Shares Details About Passenger Plane Retrofit & 2-Megawatt Motor Testing

Steve Hanley recently covered Wright Electric’s November passenger aircraft retrofit news here. The company’s retrofit work builds upon testing of its 2-megawatt (~2,700 horsepower) motor. The electrification of aviation is important because aviation is a source of air pollution, including climate change emissions. Additionally, the extraction, transportation and handling of … [continued]

Is Big Auto Betting On Flying Cars?

The 21st century is already two decades old. Dude, why do we still not have flying cars? Pragmatic souls might reply that, since the heyday of 1950s science fiction, we’ve come to realize that flying cars aren’t particularly practical or particularly necessary, and that we might do better to solve the problems created by the earthbound variety before creating new frontiers for traffic jams and road rage.

Is Siemens Positioning Itself As The Electric Aircraft Industry Standard?

It’s hard to not bump into a story relating some sort of Siemens-supported electric vehicle (EV) these days. From trains to electric vehicle (EV) motors, the German international giant seems to be everywhere. When it comes to electric aircraft, Siemens seems particularly aggressive and ahead of the game, almost to the point of asking the question, is Siemens trying to corner the market and establish itself as the electric flight standard?