Why Electric-Powered Airplanes Are Headed for Takeoff

In Sweden they call it flygskam, or flying shame — the guilty feeling that you’re helping destroy the planet when you zip off to Spain for the weekend. Airlines and planemakers are acutely aware that one day they may face a backlash from climate-conscious customers, as well as tougher government regulations. That’s why they’re seeking ways to cut pollution and reduce their carbon footprint, including by developing electric and hybrid planes. There’s hope that some day electric technology can do

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