electric plane

First electric cars, now electric planes

August 24, 2009: 6:59 AM ET
The first commercially available electricity-powered plane. Image: Yuneec International

The first commercially produced electric plane. Image: Yuneec International

Electrical aeronautics promises to revolutionize aircraft design.
GM has earned high praise this summer – and deservedly so – for its announcement that the forthcoming Chevy Volt electric car will get as much as much as 230 miles per gallon for in-town driving.

But while Detroit was stealing headlines on the ground, a little-known Chinese company was doing something even more incredible in the skies. More

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