Elysian 90-Passenger Electric Airplane

Don’t call your travel agent yet but a Dutch company has said commercial electric passenger airplanes are now practical. They even say that current battery technology is sufficient.

The “proposed” airplane will have a range of 1000 km with current battery technology, enough to cover half of current scheduled commercial flights. That could totally revolutionize air travel.

Now, the issues:

  • Someone is going to need to come up with billions of dollars of investment capital to make this happen.
  • Airport infrastructure will need to change to offer charging capabilities for plains like this.

I think it will happen. I think they are being realistic when they say it will be flying in 2033. Maybe Elon Musk is interested in getting involved.

Their web page is https://www.elysianaircraft.com/

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