European carrier EasyJet says it expects to begin using an electric airplane in commercial service for flights of less than 300 miles within 10 years. It is working closely with US company Wright Electric to design such an airplane.
Do solar electric vehicles have a future…in the sky? Some innovative aero-engineers seem to think so, and they aim to prove the viability of their concept by flying across the U.S. using nothing but the sun for power. The Switzerland-based Solar Impulse team is aiming for make a sun-powered flight across the continental U.S. sometime in the next year.
Tesla CTO spoke at the International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany this week. His remarks covered such topics as hydrogen as a transportation fuel, autonomous driving technology, and a possible Tesla truck.