NASA's X-57 Maxwell aircraft is its first all-electric X-plane. Developing the X-57 is NASA's way of keeping pace with the growing market for electric aircraft and the regulatory challenges they present.
EV airplanes may be ideal for short hop air taxi services.
The European airline industry has seen the future of aviation. It’s sleek and organic, carries a sextet of turbines, and its powertrain works a lot like the Chevrolet Volt.
"So like Chevrolet has done with the Volt, EADS will use a relatively small jet engine as a generator to power the...