First Electric Tilt Rotor aircraft

UK-based aerospace firm AgustaWestland unveiled world’s first electric tilt rotor airplane, known as ‘Project Zero‘.    Image © AgustaWestland

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The AgustaWestland Project Zero two rotors can be tilted up to 90 degrees, to take off vertically and then fling like a normal airplane, like the Bell Agusta 609 civilian tilt rotor plane and the V-22 Osprey.

Each of the rotors of the Project Zero are driven by an electric motor.

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