Wright has Begun Testing our 2 MW Aviation-Grade Motor for Transport-Category Zero-Emissions Aircraft

Wright 2MW Aerospace Motor (with Coke can for size reference)
  • 2 MW of propulsive power — a 2x improvement over megawatt scale motors being demonstrated in the industry and designed to be scalable from 500 kW to 4 MW for different applications.
  • 10 kW/kg specific power — a 2x improvement compared to available aircraft propulsion motors. This allows application of the motor up to the single-aisle class aircraft to enable electric and hybrid-electric flight with little to no emissions.
  • Wright will use 10 2MW motors on its Wright 1 aircraft — that’s a total of 20 MW, which is as powerful as an A320 Airbus aircraft that major airlines operate today. A two-motor system could power a 50-seat aircraft such as the ATR-42. On an A320-sized plane, Wright’s motors will enable 10 more passengers per flight than a plane using other industry motors.
  • High performance thermal system.
  • Operation at higher voltage than normal for aerospace.
  • Insulation system that permits the higher voltage.
  • High performance inverter that allows us to operate at high frequency with low loss.

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