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Start-up aims for all short flights to be electric in 20 years

by Futures Centre, Apr 20
1 minute read

Start-up Wright Electric’s goal is for every short flight to be electric within 20 years. In March, at Y Combinator’s Demo Day, it offered a preview of its first plane, an 150-seat airliner designed for flights like New York-Boston, London-Paris, and Seoul-Jeju. 

Electrification depends on major advances in batteries. For now, Wright Electric has a plan B in hybrid planes, not dissimilar to a Chevy Volt. 


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