Tierr@_de_N@die: A competition is a good start point to investigate, to develop and to essay new technologies that soon will be applied in normal life. The electric revolution will also arrive to air industry.
Airbus is the Official Founding Partner of Air Race E. The competition aims to drive the development and adoption of cleaner, faster, and more technologically advanced electric engines that can be applied to urban air mobility vehicles and, eventually, commercial aircraft.
Air Race E will follow a format similar to the popular Air Race 1 series of the sport known as formula one air racing. Eight electric-powered airplanes will race directly against each other on a tight 5-km circuit, just 10 metres above the ground, and at speeds faster than any land-based motorsport.
Source (www.airbus.com): Airbus creates the first electric airplane race with Air Race E