23 Oct '16, 12pm

So how about all-electric supersonic aircraft, then?

So how about all-electric supersonic aircraft, then?

Stephen Edelstein 2 views Oct 23, 2016 Concorde (photo by Eduard Marmet, via Wikimedia Commons) Enlarge Photo Supersonic airliners haven't flown since 2003, when the last Concorde was retired. But could supersonic planes carrying large number of passengers make a comeback—and with electric power no less? That's the vision of Luke Workman, a designer of lithium-ion battery packs who believes all-electric supersonic aircraft are attainable. DON'T MISS: UN deal reached to limit, offset global aviation emissions This belief is based around an axial-stack battery design , which integrates batteries with an aircraft's structure, according to New Atlas . Making batteries a part of the airplane would allow for considerable weight savings, Workman claims. The weight of current lithium-ion battery packs is one of the primary challenges facing designers of electric aircraft. Concorde...

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