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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


Is Kitty Hawk Introducing Range Anxiety For eVTOL Aircraft With Its Heaviside?

October 12th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

We finally heard about Kitty Hawk's "secret project," which sports the strange name of Heaviside. It introduces the notion of range for an electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The demonstration of the aircraft flying is fantastic but I wonder if we're about to witness another "range anxiety" war between eVTOL manufacturers? Let's hope not


Urban Air Mobility Already Has 200 eVTOL Designs

September 7th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

In the short space of 3 years we've seen urban air mobility (UAM) develop from a concept to eHang promising the first electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) air taxi service at the end of 2019. The Vertical Flight Society, which I'm privileged to also write for, just reported that it now has 200 eVTOL aircraft in its database


CleanTechnica Special: Verdego Aero Eric Bartsch On Hybrid Electric Plane Design

August 26th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

I recently caught up with Eric Bartsch from VerdeGo Aero to talk about the differences between electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft and electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) aircraft. If you recall, we previously announced that VerdeGo stopped the development of its eVTOL aircraft to focus instead on designing powertrains for other eVTOL and eCTOL aircraft makers, a valuable way to enable more urban air mobility (UAM)


Lilium Flirts With Biomimicry, Wins Red Dot Award

August 18th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

One benefit of the new wave of electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) and electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) airplanes is the freedom the electric propulsion system gives designers. Airbus has a "Bird of Prey" concept that will please most Star Trek fans, and now a flying Manta Ray could grace our skies in a few years


eHang Wants To Start An eVTOL Service In Guangzhou Soon

August 13th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

China knows no speed limit when it comes to technological advance. Local e-mobility startup eHang is pushing boundaries in the electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) aircraft market and is now promising an air taxi service in Guangzhou, China. I look forward to testing that service on my next trip to Guangzhou


Airspeeder — Radical 21st Century Electric Flying Motorcycle

July 28th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

These are the times we're living in, when flying electric motorcycles are being tested and raced. Well, we're getting to that point, with the Airspeeder Mk. IV leading the way. Bet you didn't know you wanted one before seeing this news, but let's see how you feel after the article



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