July 15, 2014

Electric flight taking small but steady steps

Electric propulsion, in performance terms alone, will always lag behind fossil fuel power for all forms of transport until there is a breakthrough in battery technology. Until batteries can be as light as fuel tanks - and store the same amount of energy and fill up at the same rate - the automobiles, ships and aircraft they power will never be able to go as fast or as far as their fossil-fuel competitors.

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