Boeing Sugar Volt

NASA asked a Boeing-led team to explore the possibilities of a hybrid electric aircraft. Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research (SUGAR) Volt concept is the result.  Image credit Boeing

This unique aircraft will be capable of traveling at the same speed as current generation passenger jets, using 60% less fuel.

The wings have been designed to fold in order to save space, and has a unique electric battery gas turbine hybrid propulsion system.

Boeing Sugar VoltImage credit Boeing

The SUGAR Volt will be capable of carrying 130 people as far as 3,500 miles.

Marty Bradley, Boeing Research and Technology, explains how the SUGAR Volt concept is defining the future of flight.