Electric Jets Are Coming And They Could Halve Flight Cost – Geek.com

While there’s a lot of ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, people don’t often look to airlines as a place where we can still make improvements. After all, while some planes can go through gallons of fuel per second, they’re also many times more efficient. As a result, it’s often far worse to drive than it is to fly — plus you spend less time getting there. Despite that, there’s still a lot of gains to make. Just a few years ago we learned that winglets, small pieces of airplane’s wing that stick up vertically, can dramatically cut down on fuel use, for example.