Electric Regionals Target Of ARPA-E Energy Storage Program

Electric regional aircraft

A 1,000 Wh/kg energy storage system is considered sufficient to give a 100-seat regional aircraft 700-nm range.

Credit: DLR
The U.S. Energy Department is making $30 million in funding available to spur development of energy storage systems with at least four times the energy density of lithium-ion batteries, sufficient to power a 100-seat, 700-nm range all-electric regional aircraft. Managed by the Advanced Research...

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