Airbus-backed tournament unveils first electric racing aircraft

The Air Race electric racing aircraft is on display during the first day of Dubai Air Show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/ Mahmoud Khaled NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

(Reuters) – An Airbus-backed air racing tournament unveiled an electric-powered sports aircraft on Sunday, billed as the world’s first, as the European planemaker seeks to boost its green aerospace technology. Several companies, including U.S. ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N), are working on electric-powered flying cars, amid increasing concerns about the environmental impact of fossil-fuel […]

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