The Future of Electric Aviation: Differentiating Between Myth and Reality

September 26, 2018 | Research Report

Over the past 20 years, electrification of the automotive and marine sectors created growth opportunities for businesses throughout the energy industry. This year, many are having the same discussions about electrification of the aviation industry as the next big opportunity. ​This report reviews the current landscape of today’s electric aviation market, including air taxis and flying cars, small regional aircraft, and commercial airliners, highlighting key players and commercialization timelines for each. It also discusses remaining technical challenges, the impact of regulations on growth, and market outlooks contextualizing how disruptive these technologies will be on the existing aeronautical landscape.​ Note: Lux analysts have reviewed this content in the last six months and deemed it still current and relevant. We will continue to periodically review content for recency and relevance, and will either archive or refresh this content as the situation requires. Please reach out to your Customer Success Manager if you have any further questions.


  • Chemicals
  • CPG
  • Government & Non-Profit
  • Industrials
  • Oil and Gas
  • Utilities

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Executive Summary
  • The rise of electrification and market segmentation
  • Assessment of technical hurdles and regulatory environment
  • Market outlook

Lead Analyst

Chloe Holzinger

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