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World First Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Plane Flight

World First Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Plane Flight

Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 2, 2020
Rolls Royce Completes Ground Testing of World's Fastest Electric Plane

Rolls Royce Completes Ground Testing of World's Fastest Electric Plane

Rolls-Royce has completed testing of the ground-breaking technology that will power the world's fastest all-electric plane. All the technology has been tested on a full-scale replica of the plane's core, called an 'ionBird', including a 500hp electric powertrain powerful enough to set world speed records and a battery with enough energy to supply 250 homes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 2, 2020
Vertical Aerospace Unveils All Electric Flying Taxi

Vertical Aerospace Unveils All Electric Flying Taxi

Vertical Aerospace has revealed the VA-1X flying taxi, designed to be a high performing aircraft able to connect entire regions as well as carrying out shorter missions across single cities. VA-1X is set to be the world's first certified winged all-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing aircraft, and is on course to start commercial flights in 2024. Build will begin shortly, with manufacturing taking place in the UK.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 21, 2020
NASA Is Developing an All-Electric X-57 X-Plane: A Cleaner Way to Fly

NASA Is Developing an All-Electric X-57 X-Plane: A Cleaner Way to Fly

NASA is developing an electrically powered X-57 plane. Just as electric cars are becoming more and more commonplace on our roads each day, aerospace engineers are seeking to make electric air transportation a reality.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 12, 2020
EHang Launches Intelligent Aerial Firefighting Solution

EHang Launches Intelligent Aerial Firefighting Solution

EHang Holdings Limited announced the launch of the world's first large-payload intelligent aerial firefighting solution. Based on its flagship product, this new firefighting version of EHang 216, "EHang 216F" is specially designed for high-rise firefighting.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 6, 2020
Airbus: Successful Autonomous Taxi, Take-off and Landing

Airbus: Successful Autonomous Taxi, Take-off and Landing

Following an extensive two-year flight test programme, Airbus has successfully concluded its Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off and Landing (ATTOL) project. In completing this project, Airbus has achieved autonomous taxiing, take-off and landing of a commercial aircraft through fully automatic vision-based flight tests using on-board image recognition technology - a world-first in aviation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 29, 2020
Green Motion and Pipistrel Partner on Charging for Electric Planes

Green Motion and Pipistrel Partner on Charging for Electric Planes

Green Motion and Pipistrel are announcing a game-changing partnership to develop a universal, future-proof, environmentally friendly, turnkey charging technology for electric airplanes. This new charging infrastructure will be in line with approvals of EASA, European Union Aviation Safety Agency.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 16, 2020
Could Drones Deliver Packages More Efficiently by Hopping on the Bus?

Could Drones Deliver Packages More Efficiently by Hopping on the Bus?

One-click purchases and instant delivery have helped fuel the growth of e-commerce, but this convenience has come at the cost of increased traffic congestion, longer commute times, and strained urban communities.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 29, 2020
ZeroAvia Conducts UK's First Commercial-Scale Electric Flight

ZeroAvia Conducts UK's First Commercial-Scale Electric Flight

ZeroAvia conducted the first ever electric-powered flight of a commercial-scale aircraft carried out in the UK. The test flight is a significant milestone both for the UK's net zero and green aviation ambitions, and for ZeroAvia on the journey to demonstrating long-distance zero emission flights in large aircraft.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 29, 2020
Navigation Algorithm for Deep Drone Acrobatics

Navigation Algorithm for Deep Drone Acrobatics

A navigation algorithm enables drones to learn challenging acrobatic maneuvers. Autonomous quadcopters can be trained using simulations to increase their speed, agility and efficiency, which benefits conventional search and rescue operations.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 2, 2020
Rolls Royce Completes Ground Testing of World's Fastest Electric Plane

Rolls Royce Completes Ground Testing of World's Fastest Electric Plane

Rolls-Royce has completed testing of the ground-breaking technology that will power the world's fastest all-electric plane. All the technology has been tested on a full-scale replica of the plane's core, called an 'ionBird', including a 500hp electric powertrain powerful enough to set world speed records and a battery with enough energy to supply 250 homes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 21, 2020
NASA Is Developing an All-Electric X-57 X-Plane: A Cleaner Way to Fly

NASA Is Developing an All-Electric X-57 X-Plane: A Cleaner Way to Fly

NASA is developing an electrically powered X-57 plane. Just as electric cars are becoming more and more commonplace on our roads each day, aerospace engineers are seeking to make electric air transportation a reality.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 6, 2020
Airbus: Successful Autonomous Taxi, Take-off and Landing

Airbus: Successful Autonomous Taxi, Take-off and Landing

Following an extensive two-year flight test programme, Airbus has successfully concluded its Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off and Landing (ATTOL) project. In completing this project, Airbus has achieved autonomous taxiing, take-off and landing of a commercial aircraft through fully automatic vision-based flight tests using on-board image recognition technology - a world-first in aviation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 16, 2020
Could Drones Deliver Packages More Efficiently by Hopping on the Bus?

Could Drones Deliver Packages More Efficiently by Hopping on the Bus?

One-click purchases and instant delivery have helped fuel the growth of e-commerce, but this convenience has come at the cost of increased traffic congestion, longer commute times, and strained urban communities.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 29, 2020
Navigation Algorithm for Deep Drone Acrobatics

Navigation Algorithm for Deep Drone Acrobatics

A navigation algorithm enables drones to learn challenging acrobatic maneuvers. Autonomous quadcopters can be trained using simulations to increase their speed, agility and efficiency, which benefits conventional search and rescue operations.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 2, 2020
Vertical Aerospace Unveils All Electric Flying Taxi

Vertical Aerospace Unveils All Electric Flying Taxi

Vertical Aerospace has revealed the VA-1X flying taxi, designed to be a high performing aircraft able to connect entire regions as well as carrying out shorter missions across single cities. VA-1X is set to be the world's first certified winged all-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing aircraft, and is on course to start commercial flights in 2024. Build will begin shortly, with manufacturing taking place in the UK.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 12, 2020
EHang Launches Intelligent Aerial Firefighting Solution

EHang Launches Intelligent Aerial Firefighting Solution

EHang Holdings Limited announced the launch of the world's first large-payload intelligent aerial firefighting solution. Based on its flagship product, this new firefighting version of EHang 216, "EHang 216F" is specially designed for high-rise firefighting.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 29, 2020
Green Motion and Pipistrel Partner on Charging for Electric Planes

Green Motion and Pipistrel Partner on Charging for Electric Planes

Green Motion and Pipistrel are announcing a game-changing partnership to develop a universal, future-proof, environmentally friendly, turnkey charging technology for electric airplanes. This new charging infrastructure will be in line with approvals of EASA, European Union Aviation Safety Agency.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 29, 2020
ZeroAvia Conducts UK's First Commercial-Scale Electric Flight

ZeroAvia Conducts UK's First Commercial-Scale Electric Flight

ZeroAvia conducted the first ever electric-powered flight of a commercial-scale aircraft carried out in the UK. The test flight is a significant milestone both for the UK's net zero and green aviation ambitions, and for ZeroAvia on the journey to demonstrating long-distance zero emission flights in large aircraft.
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