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Remove Filter Year: '2016' - Month: '5'

Lightning Strikes Aurora

Lightning Strikes Aurora

  • 01 May 2016 02:59 PM
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The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced on March 3 [2016] that it had selected Aurora Flight Sciences to continue on in the DARPA VTOL X-Plane program. The company was awarded an $89.4M contract for Phases 2 (development) and 3 (flight test) for its LightningStrike hybrid-electric concept.

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Commentary: The Tesla of Vertical Flight?

Commentary: The Tesla of Vertical Flight?

  • 01 May 2016 02:44 PM
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The past two months have been a turning point in electric-powered transportation.

On March 31, Tesla Motors unveiled the all-electric Tesla Model 3 five-seat compact sedan, starting at a base price of $35,000. Tesla, which shipped 50,000 cars worldwide in 2015, expects to sell more than 80,000 in 2016, but the first Model 3 cars aren’t expected to arrive until the end of 2017.

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The e-volo VC200 Volocopter

The e-volo VC200 Volocopter

  • 01 May 2016 02:18 PM
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Karlsruhe, Germany-based e-volo GmbH conducted the first flight of its VC200 Volocopter on March 30 at nearby Bruchsal Airfield. After receiving its “Permit to Fly” as an ultralight aircraft in February, e-volo called its VC200 “the world’s first certified Multicopter.”

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