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From Electrek: New battery design could bring life to all-electric, commercial airplanes

Discussion in 'News from Electrek.co' started by RSSFeed, Sep 27, 2016.

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    Have you seen an all-electric commercial airplane before? Neither have we or anyone. But Luke Workman, a highly regarded battery designer, thinks that he has an idea that will make that become a reality in the not so distant future. He hopes to accomplish this through optimizing existing battery technology and designing the battery layouts in planes so that they become more efficient and effective for long distance travel.

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    Intriguing. I worry about running current along exposed edges, though (if I'm understanding this correctly. Also, lightning strikes—do they pose a risk to the battery?
     

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