Hybrid-electric propulsion is a way to overcome the energy-storage shortcomings of batteries and provide near-term access to the promised energy and emissions savings and the freedom to break away from conventional configurations to capitalize on the benefits of electrification. Here are some of the projects underway.  NASA X-57 Maxwell NASA’s flagship electric propulsion program is the X-57 Maxwell flight demonstrator. This modified Tecnam P2006T piston twin aims to achieve a ...

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