Last week, we asked AVweb readers to peer into their crystal balls and enlighten us as to the future of electric airplanes.
The results? Not many AVweb are hopeful futurists who believe the day of combustion engines is drawing to a close although 4% of you are! At the other end of the spectrum, a quarter of those who responded (27%) think there will be little to no commercial application for electric airplanes. The majority of you (58%), however, feel that pistons and turbines will remain the engines of choice despite a few electric-engine success stories.
For a complete (real-time) breakdown of reader responses, click here. (You may be asked to register and answer if you haven't already participated in this poll.)
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION ***
Alan Klapmeier's dramatic announcement that he's trying to take over the Cirrus Vision SF 50 program has revived interest in the personal jet market. What's the future look like for little jets?