The electric air transport sector is seeing significant growth, much of which is thanks to NASA, which is currently involved in several projects. Eviation Aircraft is actually a part of the agency’s On-Demand Mobility program, and NASA is also responsible for the GL-10, a electric concept craft that functions as a mixture of a helicopter and a plane.

Another trailblazer is Wright Electric, which plans to make a much larger aircraft than Eviation’s. Wright’s would have a 150-person capacity, which means it could replace traditional aircrafts for medium-haul flights, such as from New York to Boston.
If any of these projects come to fruition, they would be a major step forward in the global effort to end our dependence on fossil fuels and undo some of the damage we’ve already done to the environment.