In what could be a breakthrough development for electricity powered aviation, researchers at Siemens have come up with a new kind of electric motor that can delver a continuous output of roughly 260 kilowatts – or about five times the output of other drive systems like it. notes that the motor, weighing just over 110 pounds., was specifically designed for use in aircraft and has a record-setting power-to-weight ratio that would power larger aircraft with takeoff weights up to two tons.


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