Electric Airplanes Could Remake Aviation

By [email protected] The next sector ripe for electrification: aviation.

Electric airplanes could completely make over the regional airline sector — fundamentally changing the way we move around and creating new economic opportunities.

On this week’s Energy Gang, we’ll talk with Ashish Kumar, the CEO of Zunum Aero, about the company’s electric propulsion system and hybrid-electric airplane model. We’ll discuss design challenges, battery requirements, immediate market opportunities, and the long-term economic benefits of electrified aviation.

Then, a look at the latest global figures on renewables investment. China had another explosive year in 2017, while America had an anemic one. We’ll tease out the latest global numbers

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