Some companies believe it’s time for the aviation industry to transform, and many argue it will come in the form of eVTOLs: electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles.

There are hundreds of companies working to put small planes into the sky that take off and land like helicopters and fly like airplanes. If they get regulatory approval, they could change the way we think about flying.

But that’s a big “if,” and there are other questions the industry needs to answer before these new aircraft become a reality. So, how close are today’s eVTOLs to takeoff, and is it a good idea for the climate? Our climate reporter Casey Crownhart dug into the truth behind these claims. Read the story in its entirety.

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