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Time To Clean The Skies, Electric Planes Have Arrived

Emily Pickrell in Forbes writes on the innovation of electric planes.

The C3 Take
  • Airline flights are expected to double globally in the next 20 years.
  • Several companies have begun exploring different ways to make planes fully electric.
  • While an electric commercial jet is still years away from being cost-competitive, innovators have begun to find success with smaller airplanes.
  • Innovation and private sector leadership are creating clean technologies.

“It can’t come too soon – the airlines say they need to meet their goal of 50% reduced net emissions by 2050, compared with 2005 levels. To achieve this while meeting expected demand growth, electric planes will need to be in the mix.”

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