March 2016 Issue
Electric Aircraft Batteries Q&A
The eternal overpromise...
Everyone we speak to in the electric aircraft field decries the lack of progress in battery capacity. We asked Jeff Chamberlain, head of the Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science, a leading battery research center, why this is so. Electric aircraft manufacturers had expected battery energy density to be higher than it is now. Why isn’t it higher?
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