“Electric propulsion is very promising. It’s highly efficient and lighter, which are key advantages in the world of transportation. Due to the flexibility and reliability of software, innovative designs such as VTOL are possible.Electric airplanes are therefore cost efficient and considerably less expensive to operate than traditional combustion aircraft. And all with much less noise and an environmental foot print.All combined, electric airplanes offer new possibilities for urban transportation and will play a key role in changing the way people travel.”

Source: Solar Impulse spin off to develop electric propulsion technology for the aviation industry