Flying cars will be better for the climate than conventional

Flying cars may seem like something out of the ordinary or fantastic, but, according to one recent study, they can help us in the fight against climate change. NASA and several other companies - including Boeing and the Airbus - a race develop electric versions of flying cars. This technology should be implemented in five years and fully deployed - ten. However, Uber is also dreaming of such plans, as we wrote earlier.

Flying cars will be better for the climate than conventional

Flying Cars and Climate Change

A joint study by the University of Michigan and Ford Motor revealed that as soon as the flying cars become a reality, they will produce far less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional cars.

In particular, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, flying cars would be much more acceptable from an environmental point of view, with a full load of passengers on long-distance trips.

Design flying cars - formally known as the "electric VTOL" or the VTOL - different companies is also different. But in general, it resembles a cross between a car and an airplane with two or more electric bolts. Some can accelerate to 300 km / h.

Using publicly available data companies, researchers compared the energy consumption and emissions of electric vehicles with traditional flying cars and found out that flying electric greenhouse gas emissions will be 35% lower than conventional cars if transported one pilot per 100 kilometers. Even better results if the load electric flying pilot and three passengers on flights for the same distance. In such a scenario, emissions will be 52% lower greenhouse gas emissions than conventional vehicles.

However, the flying electric vehicles were worse compared to rechargeable versions on four wheels. They will have 38% more greenhouse gas emissions than that of electric vehicles for the carriage of one pilot, and only 6% lower emissions - during transport the pilot and three passengers.

The thing is that flying electric involve considerable energy for takeoff and landing, but extremely effective on a cruise. That is more effective on long journeys.

Gregor Keoleyan, study co-author and director of the Center for Sustainable Systems, University of Michigan, says that the best use of electric vehicles will be flying for the air taxi services, which transports several passengers at long distance. Such a service could come to replace the usual car ride in busy places.

He also noted that the flying electric vehicles will help to relieve the transport segment of carbon emissions. All in order that we may have something to breathe.

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