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Session

Electric Aviation: Novel Electric and Hydrogen Aircraft That Could Change Intra and Intercity Transport

Climate & Sustainability Presented by Kingfisher

Electric Aviation: Novel Electric and Hydrogen Aircraft That Could Change Intra and Intercity Transport

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"Novel electric and hydrogen aircraft have the potential to decarbonise aviation - one of the world's most emissions intensive industries. New platforms such as electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVOTL) aircraft also offer the potential to dramatically reduce aviation costs, making aviation both more accessible and climate neutral. Industry modelling suggests that this mode of transport could be as cheap as an Uber over an equivalent distance within 5 to 10 years. Coupled with advances in autonomous flight, battery and energy generation costs, over a 10 to 20 year period these systems have the potential to drive costs even lower than road transport.

Fully scaled, these systems could also have significant implications for transport infrastructure - which continues to become more expensive and disruptive as our cities become larger and denser. This session will explore the current state of the industry, and how key cost levels and technology tipping points could lead to dramatic changes in how we move around and between cities."

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