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Thermal engines vs. electric motors

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Thermal engines vs. electric motors: How new propulsion technologies are influencing the next generation of air vehicles.

The transition to electric propulsion is fully underway on a global scale, evidenced by the growing number of hybrid/electric cars and electric drones in the streets and in the skies.

But how does electric propulsion – which uses electrical energy supplied by a battery pack or hydrogen fuel cell – compare to traditional, fossil fuel-powered thermal propulsion?

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Source: AirbusHelicopters