Will Electric Planes Ever Happen? Here’s an Update on Their Status

In 2015, airlines burned through 276 million tons of jet fuel. That’s roughly 7 percent of global oil products, and leads to direct emissions that make up 2.7 percent of global energy-related CO2 emissions. Electric airplanes could remove all of these sources of global warming, says Andreas Schäfer, a professor at the UCL Energy Institute. Read more>>

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