Israeli startup Eviation has sold its first batch of electric, short-haul passenger planes to US regional airline Cape Air. The planes have the potential to make air travel more economical and environmentally friendly.
Alice has already won several awards. The plane is battery-powered, can carry nine passengers and can travel for 650 miles at a cruising speed of 240 knots (276 mph). It will produce zero emissions and will be cheaper to operate thanks to the battery and electric motors, Eviation says. Alice reportedly costs $4 million and is expected to be on the market in 2022.
18th July 2019