Electric Planes – level 2

04-10-2017 07:00

EasyJet, a British airline, is interested in using electric airplanes. It already has a two-seater prototype and plans to build a 120-seater plane in 10 years.

The electric planes would have a range of around 530 kilometres, so people could only use them for short flights. However, short flights make up around 20% of EasyJet’s flights.

EasyJet says that electric aircraft could be revolutionary. If clean electricity is generated, there is no need for fossil fuels. Battery-powered planes also claim to be 10% cheaper for airlines, as well as 50% quieter, too.

Difficult words: prototype (the first version of something to test it), fossil fuels (gas or coal), claim (can be).

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