Sustainable Skies Keynote Lecture – Electric Air Vehicle Performance Prospects: Comparing eVTOL versus USTOL
There is much current hype about eVTOLs. But how realistic is their potential for development as PAVs when compared to USTOL aircraft? This presentation provides the results of analysis that predicts the best possible performance (range and number of passengers versus power and energy required) for both eVTOL and USTOL aircraft using current and future batteries. The purpose of this paper is enable the comparison of PAV types so that near-term research and investment decisions can be intelligently made.