Airbus unveil electric two-seater E-Fan aircraft at the Paris Air Show | Daily Mail Online

It’s the work of some incredibly bright sparks at Airbus.

The aircraft manufacturer has unveiled the world’s first plug-in plane at the Paris Air Show.

Achieving speeds of up to 136mph, the E-Fan 2.0 prototype is, so far, able to stay airborne for one hour. The two-seater is also CO2 emission-free and nearly silent in flight.

via Airbus unveil electric two-seater E-Fan aircraft at the Paris Air Show | Daily Mail Online.

It’s not really practical, but that’s how you get to practical. Start with a prototype, learn how things work, and what doesn’t, and improve the technology.

2 thoughts on “Airbus unveil electric two-seater E-Fan aircraft at the Paris Air Show | Daily Mail Online”

  1. Not sure I agree with the ” CO2 emission-free ” comment, unless the electricity is completely generated by something other than Oil, Natural Gas, or Coal.

  2. What doesn’t work: Batteries in any application where power per kilogram is at a premium.

    What does work: Meaningless gestures that flatter the religious sensibilities of your political patrons.

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