Why Bell’s HSVTOL Concept Is Not Hybrid Electric

Bell sees a turbofan and turboshaft combination as a more practical configuration for an HSVTOL aircraft.
Credit: Bell
Despite advances in electric propulsion and battery energy density, as well as a patent filing showing its interest in hybrid-electric systems, Bell is taking a more conventional route to AFWerx’s High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) Challenge. Bell filed a patent in 2020 with the...
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