Expect seven-times the air traffic in 2050 increasing greenhouse gas X4 unless something radical happens. Elon Musk has made interesting statements about electric aircraft over the years. His Tesla will survive and prosper: if Tesla investors stop investing the Chinese will snap it up. Either way, somewhere down its list of priorities will be reinventing pure electric aircraft, so what does Tesla bring to the table?
How We Shall Cope with a Shortage of Lithium-ion Batteries
At some stage in the next ten year, there is likely to be a shortage of lithium-ion batteries. Included in this article are possible reasons and proposed solutions.
Electric Light Aircraft Order Rush: Deeply Significant
Not long ago it was just dreams. Small internal-combustion aircraft provide taxi services, serve the declining market for private flying and a few other needs. Some are over 30 years old because total cost of ownership is an issue. Designing electric replacements seemed like entering a dust bowl.
Local Pollution Much More Dangerous than Realised
Global warming has something like a consensus on action, with tightening carbon dioxide emissions laws to 2030, read on to find out IDTechEx take on it.
Solar electric StratoAirNet prototype completes first flight
Bye Aerospace announced the successful completion of the first flight of the solar electric technology demonstrator prototype for its "StratoAirNet" and "Solesa" families of medium-altitude aircraft systems.
Disrupting an industry: Electric propulsion aeroplanes
Dr Peter Harrop, IDTechEx Chairman interviews George Bye, CEO of Sun Flyer at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2017.
Off Grid Goes Mega
The decline in off grid electricity production as a percentage of all electricity production is being reversed. Savvy industrialists are onto this.
Electric Vehicles: Full 1.5 trillion dollar picture at last
The "IDTechEx Show!" November 15-16 in Santa Clara, California brings the electric vehicle picture alive showing the Terrafugia flying car, a presentation by the most admired manufacturer of single propeller electric aircraft Bye Aerospace and a California State University talk on biomimetic aircraft.
Manned Electric Aircraft: Progress and Potential
Recently, there has been a sharp increase in development activity with electric aircraft, as examined in the new report from IDTechEx Research, Manned Electric Aircraft 2017-2027.
Silicon valley: doctor heal thyself
Silicon Valley in California spawns the awesome giants that hold the future in their hands but they cannot solve their traffic problem.
Who will win the battery gigafactory race?
Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman of analysts IDTechEx, was interviewed on 27 July by BBC Television World News in a live program transmitted worldwide speaking on the new Tesla gigafactory.
CAFE Tenth Electric Aircraft Symposium Report: overview
This annual event by the delightful staff of the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency Foundation CAFE took place May 19-20 at San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront.
CAFE Tenth Electric Aircraft Symposium Report May 2016
IDTechEx attended the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation event in San Francisco on May 19-20. This article provides a fuller overview of what we learnt from the event.
Rapid progress in electric aircraft
Aurora Flight Sciences will be presenting alongside NASA and many other advanced aerospace developers at the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) event.
Solar powered drone unveiled
Silent Falcon™ UAS Technologies has unveiled the highly anticipated Silent Falcon™ solar electric unmanned aerial system.