The energy storage dimensions of batteries must counter balance for their heavy weight, which results in battery-powered air travel not commercially practical. As energy density is improving companies are seeing this as a possibility. We have seen some improvement with Airbus’’ E-Fan being the first electric plane to successfully fly across the English Channel.
A new startup aiming for the more aspiring goal of building a battery-powered 150-seat plane to compete with 737-size aircrafts in the market for short-haul trips (under 300 miles). Batteries are one item that we sell here at One Click Purchasing, it gets complicated with them when customers are AOG since these cannot be shipped overnight because they are hazard. If aircrafts become full electronic it will be great for the battery manufactures. They will begin making thousands of batteries and we will stock these here at One Click Purchasing so customers can just come to us and get a great price.
Considering flights under 300 miles, it is a huge market noting that Boeing and Airbus sold close to 1,000 of those regional airplanes for about $90 million each last year. The cost of fuel is such a major portion of the functioning cost for airlines. Due to the cost of fuel, the return investment could be quick if the batteries are recharged with cheap electricity. These upgrades of batteries will create less pollution and save our earth. Wright Electric, which is named after the Wright brothers, have not planned on fostering their own battery technology.
As technology improves, Wright Electric wants to develop the architecture for an electric plane and add the battery tech from suppliers. Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, revealed having his own design for a VTOL electric plane.
At One Click Purchasing, we are great at knowing about new projects that are being started because that’s how we get a great amount of orders. Also, we like to know exactly what is going on when a customer calls, so customers know they can trust us because we are knowledgeable of the parts and projects going on. Also, we can have stock available for these customers and give them a low price since we will be buying at a large quantity.