26 Jun '11, 5pm

2030 All-Electric Airliner Concept Debuts: EVWORLD.COM via @evworldeditor

2030 All-Electric Airliner Concept Debuts: EVWORLD.COM via @evworldeditor

The VoltAir’s next-generation electric energy storage system (batteries) will power highly efficient superconducting electric motors which drive counter-rotating, shrouded propellers. Combined with a radical approach to airframe design, the expected promising developments in electric propulsion technologies could pave the way towards ultra-quiet and emission-free flight. * No carbon dioxide emission during flight * Next-generation energy storage * Ultra high density electric engines * Enhanced passenger comfort Flying High with batteries – EADS Innovation Works, the corporate research and technology network of EADS, is showcasing an allelectric propulsion system concept at Le Bourget. The VoltAir technology concept platform supports the vision of a zero-emission air vehicle which could become a reality 20 years from today. VoltAir is one of the projects that are grouped un...

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