More environmentally responsible powerplants, be they hybrids or wholly electrical, present a major opportunity for incorporation into the Cormorant, particularly as battery technology is fast evolving.

  • Lithium-Air (Li-Air) batteries offer between five and 15 times the energy per kilogram compared with current lithium-ion batteries, providing a lightweight solution with the energy density of gasoline.
  • Developments in solid state batteries may well complement Li-Air advances.

Aside from electrical energy storage developing apace, electrical motors are themselves at the point of significant commercialization with the likes of Siemens becoming class leaders in the design of power units appropriate for the Cormorant.