In May of 2020, the “eCaravan” aircraft, powered by a 750-horsepower electric motor and more than 2000 pounds of lithium-ion batteries, flew to a height of over 2500 feet, at over 100 miles per hour. The all-electric airplane was built by magniX, Seattle-based electric propulsion firm
A recent Tech Briefs TV video showcased another all-electric aircraft, a flier from the Englewood, CO-based startup called Bye Aerospace.
“Now have a process with FAA for electric propulsion on airplanes,” said George Bye, CEO and founder of the company, in the TBTV clip.
What do you think? Will Electric Aircraft Take-Off in Everyday Aviation?