Electric Short Takeoff and Landing. This is a class of electric aircraft with high-lift wing setups, capable of taking off and landing at slow speeds on short runways.
Two years ago, American air mobility company Electra announced that it was partnering with the US Air Force on the development of an ultra-short takeoff and landing (ultra-STOL) aircraft. Earlier this month, a demonstrator version of that plane made its first two flights.
Hyundai Subsidiary Supernal is working on a battery-powered eVTOL, but the company is also gearing up to make moves in hydrogen aviation, leveraging its fuel cell auto experience. It's planning an eSTOL regional aircraft with a range over 620 miles.