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This would certainly be possible, but the current status (pun intended) of the battery technology makes it pretty much pointless. The charging would simply take too long: for example, Eviation Alice has a battery capacity of 900kWh. If we were to charge, say, 75% of this (because you would need to have some reserve capacity in case charging does not work ...


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This question shows the fallacy of electric propulsion in its current state. The electricity needs to be generated using non-environmentally friendly means. Even solar power is unfriendly due to the process for making the current panels. Hydro and geothermal power would not work in this scenario. Even the production and disposal of the batteries have ...


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Tesla now has batteries to the point where you can recoup energy for a 4-hour drive in 30 minutes. That's in full-on production, you can buy it and do it at retail today. The biggest challenge Tesla has is keeping the batteries cool during this slam charging; and in an airplane we have a huge surface area being blown by a slipstream. Have the battery ...


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