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Scottish Scientist • 11 months ago

There is a reason that electric, battery-only planes don't fly commercially - they don't have the range or the duration in the air to cope with all circumstances - diversions, strong head-winds, adverse weather etc. The last place you want to be when you run out of fuel is in an aircraft.

So - NO WAY - I strongly recommend AGAINST electric battery-only aircraft.

I DO recommend hydrogen-powered fuel-cell aircraft.

There are also other very promising synthetic fuels, which can be made using renewable energy, which are easier to pressurise than hydrogen and therefore can use lighter fuel tanks - such as dimethyl ether - which should also work very well as an aircraft (jet-engine) fuel.

But not battery-only aircraft. Let's not waste the public's money on that.