Electric Planes Are Coming Sooner Than You Think

Electric Planes Are Coming Sooner Than You Think

I had no idea electric planes are within reach. Not the flying taxi type of thing, but actual airplanes that will carry dozens or hundreds of passengers. For now, only short-distance routes can be electrified — but those are especially carbon-intensive, and they make up about half of all routes operated worldwide (Good to keep in mind, though, that for a lot of short-distance flights, there already is an electric alternative. It’s called trains.)

From Weekly Filet #391, in April 2022.

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