Pipistrel, with nine electric aircraft to its credit, was the first to market with an e-plane. Now it’s ready to launch its largest yet.
The nine-passenger Cassio 2 has an electric propulsion system that turns it into a flying Model X.
Instead of fossil fuel or large battery banks, Eather One will be powered by air friction across its wings and airframe. That kind of renewable, on-demand energy is a radical proposition.
The ZER0 is powered by three large propellers instead of jet engines.
The aerospace company believes the ACCEL will be able to hit speeds in excess of 300 mph next year.
Powered by a 750 hp electric engine, the plane completed its first successful flight on Tuesday.
The main requirement of Air Race E is the ability to go fast.
According to Kevin Noertker, the most efficient path to a fully electric future is a partially electric present.
The bird’s 400-mile, zero-emission range makes it especially interesting.