Electric Planes – level 3
British airline EasyJet teamed up with Wright Electric to build aircrafts powered by batteries. So far, it has built a two-seater prototype with plans of a 120-seater plane in 10 years.
Compared with conventional planes, the proposed electric planes would have a limited range with today’s battery technology, but EasyJet pointed out that a range of 531 kilometres covers 20% of seats already flown by the company.
Paul Moore, Communications Director of EasyJet, said that flying electric aircraft would probably be just as revolutionary as when the Wright brothers flew the first time. If electricity is generated from renewable resources, fossil fuel can be taken out of the equation entirely.
The battery-powered planes claim to be 10% cheaper for airlines and 50% quieter, resulting in more comfortable travel and a huge improvement in quality of life for residents living near airports.
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