Eviation introduced the world with first full-size all electric passenger plane , named Alice ; Here’s everything you need to know
In the world of technology, we get to see every day one or the other innovation or creative idea being introduced. From robotic vacuum cleaners to electrical scooters, the department of tech has a lot to offer to people all over the world. One such interesting and amazing innovation is the world’s first full-size all-electric plane named Alice .
Eviation's Alice is the world's first full-size, all-electric passenger plane pic.twitter.com/GRlJsb8qGB
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Alice was launched by an Israeli-founded company Eviation aircraft and this plane has a max cruise speed of 276 miles per hour. It comes with a battery technology similar to that of an electric car or a cell phone and with 30 minutes of charging this airplane will be able to fly for one hour for upto 650 miles. The all-electric plane comes in three configurations: a can accommodate up to nine passengers, a six-passenger luxury plane, and an e-cargo version along with accommodation of two crew members, although the company hopes to introduce electric planes that accommodates 20 to 40 passengers in most probably seven to ten years.
This plane is also a boon for the environment as it could potentially clean up pollution from shorter routes between small regional airports. During the launch announcement of this plane Eviation President and CEO Gregory Davis said in a statement, “ People now, know what affordable, clean and sustainable aviation looks and sounds like for the first time in a fixed wing, all-electric aircraft. This groundbreaking milestone will lead to innovation in sustainable air travel and shape both passenger and cargo travel in the future .”
The all-electric passenger plane produces no carbon emissions while flying up to 650 miles, significantly reduces noise, and costs a fraction to operate per flight hour compared to light jets or high-end turboprops. It is aimed to typically operate flights ranging from 150 miles to 250 miles and the aircraft incorporates a fly-by-wire cockpit, providing greater reliability and systems redundancy. Its lift-to-drag ratio is 25:1 making it more efficient and less energy-consuming. The goal of this aircraft is particularly to find a sustainable way to move people regionally.
Eviation’s Alice costs about $200 per flight hour to operate, also US-based airline Cape Air has already decided to buy the aircraft at $4 million per plane .