Sustainability. Efficiency. Performance.
Hybridization is the essential and logical step toward making the electrification revolution a reality.
The unique properties of electric motors are leading to new designs and new mission capabilities that can’t be achieved with turbines or pistons. The big idea that makes these new aircraft feasible is distributed electric power – propulsion motors that blur the traditional lines between thrust, attitude control, and active aerodynamics. Unfortunately, using battery technology as the means for storing energy excludes many of the critical, most demanding, and desirable missions. VerdeGo Aero’s systems enable energetic, long-range, and long-endurance missions with electric aircraft that can perform vertical takeoff, hover maneuvers, and high-speed flight. VerdeGo Aero has developed energy solutions that combine the benefits of electric motors with the time-tested dependability of liquid fuels to power aircraft capable of endurance, speed, and aggressive mission performance.
*Hybrid Journey image courtesy of Jaunt Air Mobility.
The most significant challenge in electric flight is the storage and delivery of energy.
Electric flight is about motors, NOT batteries. While the conventional approach to electrification has been the use of batteries or hydrogen fuel cells, liquid fuels are nearly an ideal way to package energy, and sustainable manufactured fuels have already been developed in a manner that can significantly reduce carbon emissions with the potential to achieve net zero. Conventional wisdom has sustainable fuels in conventional engines competing with electric motors powered by batteries, but VerdeGo has optimized the best of both into systems ranging from 185kW to 1.5MW enabling energetic, long-range and long-endurance electric aircraft.
The flexibility of electric motors conjoined with new types of highly efficient sustainable fuels enable new aircraft designs and more productive missions.
If the benefits of these new electric aircraft designs can be combined with the benefits of sustainable aviation fuel, then electrification can be scaled rapidly to make significant economic impact with positive effects upon the environment. If the mission requires aggressive performance, range, and efficiency, then VerdeGo’s hybrid-electric powerplants provide the missing link that brings these two elements together.
*HE350 image courtesy of Moog Inc.