NASA will invest $ 6 million in the development of an all-electric aircraft

Although improvements in vehicle configuration and engine systems have increased

flight efficiency over the past few decades, the continued dependence on hydrocarbon fuels makes aircraft operating costs quite high.

It also means that commercial aviationwill continue to make a significant contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. Air traffic to the United States is expected to grow by 90% over the next 20 years - this will increase the already large contribution of aviation to carbon dioxide emissions.

The project to develop a fully electric aviation platform is designed for three years, NASA plans to allocate about $ 6 million for its implementation.

It was previously reported that the Israeli startup Eviation Aircraft will begin testing the Alice electric passenger aircraft by the end of 2019.