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Boeing and Jetblue invest in battery-powered planes

Soon passengers will be able to fly in battery-powered planes. Boeing and JetBlue have invested in a company developing hybrid-electric aircraft, which are expected to be ready before long.

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Boeing and Jetblue could soon be flying battery-powered planes.

The two companies have invested in Zunum Aero, which plans to use financing to continue developing hybrid-electric aircraft which primarily run on batteries.  The plane, which can fit between 10 and 50 people, can fly up to 1,000 miles and also carries back-up in the form of diesel, or has a diesel or turbine-operated power generator.

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