The VoltAir technology concept platform supports the vision of a zero-emission air vehicle which could become a reality 20 years from today. VoltAir is one of the projects that are grouped under the name of eCO2avia by EADS Innovation Works as part of the EADS Group's research towards achieving the aviation industry's climate protection goals. The VoltAir's next-generation electric energy storage system (batteries) will power highly efficient superconducting electric motors which drive counter-rotating shrouded propellers. Combined with a radical approach to airframe design, the expected promising developments in electric propulsion technologies could pave the way towards ultra-quiet and emission-free flight.
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