Forget Electric Cars. United Is Betting On Electric Planes.

United Electric Plane
This conceptual image of the ES-19 electric plane represents the 100 electric airliners United Airlines announced on July, 13, 2021 it would purchase from start-up Heart Aerospace. Heart Aerospace
United Electric Plane
This conceptual image of the ES-19 electric plane represents the 100 electric airliners United Airlines announced on July, 13, 2021 it would purchase from start-up Heart Aerospace. Heart Aerospace

Forget Electric Cars. United Is Betting On Electric Planes.

As airlines face increased pressure from customers and shareholders to reduce carbon emissions, Chicago-based United Airlines recently purchased more than 100 electric-powered planes.

Reset finds out what this purchase may foretell for the move towards renewable energy for United and other airlines.

GUESTS: Karen Weigert, executive vice president, Slipstream; former chief sustainability officer, city of Chicago

Angela Foster-Rice, senior vice president of strategic business development, Everland; former sustainability director, United Airlines