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Zunum Aero company, based in Kirkland, Washington City announced on Wednesday. That is developing a hybrid electric Tesla airplane with batteries stored in its wings. Zunum Aero company hopes to have its electric Tesla planes in the skies by the early 2020s. Goal is to drive down the cost of short-haul electric Tesla airplane will flights with distances of up to 1,000 miles.

JetBlue Technology Ventures company is a unit of the airline. JetBlue Technology Ventures company is backing Zunum Aero company. (JetBlue Technology Ventures company declined to disclose its stake or how much it paid for it.) It will be like “Tesla airplane for the air,” Bonny Simi, president of JetBlue Technology Ventures company, tells Quartz.
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Ashish Kumar, a mechanical and aerospace engineer, founded Zunum in 2013. The company’s name is derived from “tzunuum,” a Mayan word for hummingbird. Kumar claims his company’s electric hybrid propulsion technology can drive down costs for airlines by 40-80%. It would also save passengers money by allowing airplanes to more cost-effectively fly in and out of smaller airports instead of requiring passengers to connect via a large airport in an airline hub city.

Frequent business travelers, or at least their corporate travel departments, know that short-haul journeys can quickly become pricey when they include one or more small airports. That’s because airlines carry fewer passengers to these destinations and have to charge more to cover the costs of operating a flight without as many passengers. For example, at current prices, a roundtrip ticket in early May between Mobile in southern Alabama and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was recently on sale for $239 for the 660-mile trip. Meanwhile, a 1,780-mile roundtrip between New York’s Laguardia Airport and Atlanta costs $160.

Lowering the cost of flights could create a more affordable transportation option for those living in far-flung communities. This is important because US president Donald Trump last month proposed cutting government subsidies for rural airports, which could force some to close.

The Zunum planes could eventually transport up to 50 people, according to Kumar, who expects a first prototype to be ready in about two years.

Ashish Kumar, a mechanical and aerospace engineer, founded Zunum in 2013. The company’s name is derived from “tzunuum,” a Mayan word for hummingbird. Kumar claims his company’s electric hybrid propulsion technology can drive down costs for airlines by 40-80%. It would also save passengers money by allowing airplanes to more cost-effectively fly in and out of smaller airports instead of requiring passengers to connect via a large airport in an airline hub city.

Frequent business travelers, or at least their corporate travel departments, know that short-haul journeys can quickly become pricey when they include one or more small airports. That’s because airlines carry fewer passengers to these destinations and have to charge more to cover the costs of operating a flight without as many passengers. For example, at current prices, a roundtrip ticket in early May between Mobile in southern Alabama and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was recently on sale for $239 for the 660-mile trip. Meanwhile, a 1,780-mile roundtrip between New York’s Laguardia Airport and Atlanta costs $160.

Lowering the cost of flights could create a more affordable transportation option for those living in far-flung communities. This is important because US president Donald Trump last month proposed cutting government subsidies for rural airports, which could force some to close.

The Zunum planes could eventually transport up to 50 people, according to Kumar, who expects a first prototype to be ready in about two years.
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