Will We Ever Fly Electric?

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We need to cut emissions. Badly. And, of course, planes are part of the problem. In 2018, 918 million metric tons of CO2 were released by commercial flight, and 85% of that was from passenger transport.

The good news is that while this has gone up, the amount emitted per passenger-kilometer is going down. The reason is better designed planes. These planes are more aerodynamic, more fuel efficient and quieter (which…

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