NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hybrid or pure electric aircraft are cleaner and quieter, meeting new regulations, flying more of the day and night from more places and transitioning from a small business activity to a $24 bn market in 15 years served by the giants. This report of over 100 detailed infographics, forecasts and analysis gives technology roadmaps, newly achievable missions, contenders' plans, sales projections and planned models based on global research in 2016. This report of over 135 slide format pages is replete with new forecasts, analysis and infographics seeing the future. The key parts of recent presentations by all the key players are embedded in this work, almost entirely researched in 2016 by award winning PhD level IDTechEx analysts travelling worldwide. Interviews, IDTechEx databases, web searches and conference attendance were extensively used. Old information is useless in this now fast moving field.The structure of the report is a comprehensive Executive Summary and Conclusions then Introduction looking at lessons from the past then chapters on types of powertrain involved, motors and motor generators, energy storage, energy harvesting and regeneration, the end game of Energy Independent Electric Vehicles (EIV) and finally More Electric Aircraft (MEA) programs and how they are migrating to electric aircraft. Throughout there are many examples of electric aircraft from airships to helicopters and microlights, both for sale and planned. Specifications are given for many of these and key components for the future are discussed in depth. The tone is critical not evangelical.