Electra Eyes 30% Fuel Savings From Turbogenerator

Electra sees a turbogenerator as a fuel-saving, interim step ahead of more energy-dense batteries.
Credit: Electra
CHICAGO—Electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft developer Electra believes a 500-600 kW turbogenerator will allow its in-development nine-passenger aircraft to fly 30% more fuel efficiently than a similar-sized aircraft. The eSTOL company has not yet decided on a turbogenerator for its...

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