The Distributed Electrical Aerospace Propulsion (DEAP) concept aircraft combines six electric engines for main propulsion, electrical storage, and a single gas turbine engine for electrical power generation. This technology development program, led by Rolls-Royce and Airbus, looks to the future of energy-optimized aircraft with a dramatic departure from the current aircraft design paradigm. Read the entire article here:

Into the DEAP, SAE Vehicle Electrification, May 13, 2014, pg. 24-33