NASA Begins Air Taxi Flight Testing with Joby

Credit to Author: NASA| Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2021 17:18:57 +0000

NASA began flight testing Monday with Joby Aviation’s all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft as part of the agency’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign. This testing runs through Friday, Sept.10, at Joby’s Electric Flight Base located near Big Sur, California. This is the first time NASA will test an eVTOL aircraft as part […]

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Air Taxi Startup Kitty Hawk Buys Out Former DJI Competitor 3D Robotics

Credit to Author: Jonny Tiernan| Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 17:05:30 +0000

Kitty Hawk, the air taxi company founded by Google’s co-founder Larry Page, is buying 3D Robotics, a former competitor of DJI in the consumer drone market. CEO of 3DR, former editor of Wired magazine Christian Anderson, will join Kitty Hawk as chief operating officer. Kitty Hawk, named after the town from which the Wright Brothers […]

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China × Cleantech — May 2021

Credit to Author: Tim Dixon| Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 23:18:38 +0000

Welcome to China × Cleantech — May 2021 edition. Our China x Cleantech series covers top cleantech stories in China each month. EV Sales 10% Plugin Vehicle Share In China! On the 26th of May, José Pontes reported on the sales numbers of the Chinese EV market in April of 2021. April was a great month, with […]

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Airspeeder’s Electric Flying Racing Car Takes Maiden Flight

Credit to Author: Jonny Tiernan| Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:35:55 +0000

Flying racing cars are the stuff of science fiction dreams and futuristic video games. People of a certain age may remember the Wipeout game series that debuted on the very first Playstation console. More people are probably familiar with podracing as a sport that takes place in the Star Wars universe. Well, now Airspeeder is […]

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Volocopter Unveils New 4-Seater eVTOL To Connect Suburbs To The City

Credit to Author: Jonny Tiernan| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 20:05:25 +0000

German eVTOL startup Volocopter has unveiled a new aircraft, the VoloConnect. This new aircraft differs from its existing offerings in that it is aimed at connecting suburbs to cities, rather than providing transport within a city. Volocopter is one of the more well-known eVTOL companies and is also at an advanced stage. Back in late […]

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EHang & Giancarlo Zema Design Group Partner To Build A Tree-Like “Vertiport” In Italy

Credit to Author: Jonny Tiernan| Date: Tue, 04 May 2021 18:28:03 +0000

The autonomous aerial vehicle company EHang has announced a partnership with Italian architecture firm Giancarlo Zema Design Group (GZDG) to move its air mobility solutions forward in the EU. EHang is one of the most active and arguably most promising eVTOL companies in the world, and this new project is one of the most interesting […]

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CityHawk eVTOL Gets Off The Ground Following Initial Orders

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 18:05:03 +0000

The CityHawk is much more than a few concept drawings. The vehicle has been in development since the company’s inception in 2001, and an unmanned version of the CityHawk has been flying successfully for at least a year. 

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The Key To Better Batteries Is Soft Solid Electrolytes, Say Researchers

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 20:29:01 +0000

soft solid electrode materialResearchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab say they have created a new battery electrolyte that is soft but solid to solve the dendrite problem in lithium-ion batteries.

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SkyDrive Completes First Manned Flying Car Test In Japan

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 16:30:04 +0000

The flying car got one step closer to reality earlier this month when the Japanese eVTOL company, SkyDrive, completed the country’s first manned flight of an electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL)

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