24M is making prototype batteries using this magnetic approach.
Zunum will use the batteries for electric planes.
The batteries must be able to deliver a massive amount of power at takeoff. They must have energy density to cruise for at least hundreds of miles. They need to be as long-lasting and light as possible. They must be rapid charging or easily swapped for a fully charged battery between flights.
In 2022, Zunum will have a hybrid plane with a gas turbine and two battery packs. It will be able to fly around 700 miles (1,127 kilometers). They will have an all-electric version with three battery packs and a range of less than 200 miles. The plane will hold 12 passengers.
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