Typically, the energy appetite of an eVTOL ranges between 200 to 300 watt-hours per kilometre (Wh/km). This consumption is influenced by a myriad of factors including the design architecture of the vehicle, its cruising altitude, velocity, and the weight it carries. When juxtaposed with electric cars, which sip energy at a rate of about 150 Wh/km, the stark contrast underscores the more intensive energy needs of aerial travel.
As the world grapples with the challenges of climate change and increasing environmental concerns, the aviation industry is experiencing a paradigm shift. The transition from fossil fuel-powered aircraft to electric aviation is no longer a distant dream, but a reality unfolding before our eyes. With electric aviation promising reduced greenhouse gas emissions and noise pollution, it is vital to explore the measures required to accelerate its adoption and ensure its sustainable development.