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The mobility of the future has to become more environmentally friendly. And we have to move away from fossil fuels and environmentally harmful emissions. Research is heading in different directions: Synthetic fuels from renewable sources, electricity, and hydrogen. Low-emission engines and unmanned and electric aircraft will soon be seen in the skies.

In order to further advance research in these areas, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is setting up four new institutes and facilities as part of the Electric Flight research program. Funding has now been assured with the adoption of the Structural Strengthening Act (StStG) by the German Federal Parliament and the Federal Council on July 3, 2020.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.