I am a new member to Airliners.net, and this is my first post. I did a search on the past forums, with no avail on this topic. I thought it would be interesting to share.
Though the article is old (dated December, 2011) I was wondering if there are any updates on this project? With airlines squeezed by ever-rising fuel prices, could this soon be a possible solution to taxi to the runway in order to save on fuel? Can it justify the cost-beneficiaries of the added weight of electric motors? From the tests conducted, it seems as though the pilots were very happy with its responsiveness.
Here is the link: