Finally, the production version of Eviation’s Alice electric plane has been revealed, and the interior is stunning to say the least. The aircraft itself has a range of 440 nautical miles, making it perfect for short domestic routes.
Electric aircraft are nothing new, but one with a tandem-wing design most certainly is. Introducing the eMagic One eVTOL, which boasts a maximum takeoff weight of 420 kg (925 lb) and can hit 106 mph, thanks to a lift-plus-cruise design, complete with eight lifting propellers distributed across two rails connecting the wings as well as a tractor propeller up front for forward flight.
The Air One is a practical two-person eVTOL aircraft that could one day serve as an air taxi transporting passengers between cities. Unlike the others, this one has collapsible wings, which means it can be stored in some home garages.
The age of electric aircraft has begun, and it includes Rolls-Royce’s all-electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ plane. It successfully completed its maiden flight, thanks to its 400kW (500+hp) electric powertrain boasting the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft.
While electric commercial / personal aircraft hasn’t been approved by the FAA, the Lilium 7-Seater Jet is well ahead of the game. Featuring a projected cruise speed of 175 mph at 10,000 feet and a range of 155+ miles, including reserves, it’s the result of five years of technology development across four generations of technology demonstrators. The company applied for concurrent type certification for a high-capacity aircraft with EASA as well as the FAA back in 2018 and so far received CRI-A01 certification basis from the former.