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NASA Hybrid Electric Research Plane at Edwards Air Force Base

As mentioned in the Antelope Valley Times, June 17, 2016, with 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.” Its goals include demonstrating advanced technologies to reduce fuel use, emissions and noise, and thus accelerate their introduction to the marketplace. “Maxwell” will be powered only by batteries.

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