A fully electric plane.
NASA is looking to the skies, unveiling the X-57 also known as the “Maxwell”. Maxwell, a single-seater plane that bears a striking resemblance to a Cessna, uses electric propulsion rather than burning fuel. The project is part of NASA’s $790 million “New Aviation Horizons” initiative: an ambitious 10-year program to see the replacement of the roaring, gas-guzzling commercial jetliners we use today, with a quieter, greener alternative.
For more information about NASA’s electric propulsion research, visit: go.nasa.gov