Paul H. Riley
Radical technology innovations for high‐speed transport; ePlanes to replace rail?
Riley, Paul H.; Degano, Michele; Gerada, Chris
MICHELE DEGANO Michele.Degano@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Advanced Electrical Machines
CHRISTOPHER GERADA CHRIS.GERADA@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Electrical Machines
This paper evaluates various modes of transport against the dual requirements of Net-Zero carbon emissions and user convenience, in particular, speed of travel and cost of transportation. Results show that when operated across a whole country, battery-powered ePlanes have the lowest energy use as measured by well-to-wing efficiency of other high-speed transport systems such as the UKs HS2 and conventional diesel rail systems. This condition may not hold for extremely high passenger numbers per hour as seen in metropolitan areas with high density populations. Various proposed disruptive technologies lower cost of ownership when combined with changes in the transport paradigm that has rarely been explored in other papers.
Riley, P. H., Degano, M., & Gerada, C. (2023). Radical technology innovations for high‐speed transport; ePlanes to replace rail?. IET Electrical Systems in Transportation, 13(1), Article 12061. https://doi.org/10.1049/els2.12061
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Nov 14, 2022|
|Online Publication Date||Jan 6, 2023|
|Deposit Date||May 19, 2023|
|Publicly Available Date||May 19, 2023|
|Journal||IET Electrical Systems in Transportation|
|Publisher||Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||ePlane, high‐speed transport, hPlane, Net‐Zero transport, well‐to‐wing energy efficiency|
|Additional Information||© 2023 The Authors. IET Electrical Systems in Transportation published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
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© 2023 The Authors. IET Electrical Systems in Transportation published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
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