We’ve featured Alice, the trailblazing all-electric regional airliner from Israel’s Eviation company before, but now comes exciting news in its development process: Eviation has announced it will soon begin test flights. If successful, Alice promises to be a game-changer in short-haul commuter aviation, offering a greatly reduced carbon footprint and much lower noise levels, among other benefits. The plane has already garnered a substantial launch customer: Massachusetts-based Cape Air ordered 92 aircraft priced at $4 million each.
Quote: “Eviation says the Alice and other early electrics like it will be the start of a price-driven snowball in the aviation business. Similar to electric cars, they’ll likely be more expensive up front than a traditional fuel-burning plane due to the high cost of lithium batteries — but their vastly reduced maintenance and fuel costs will make them a ton cheaper to run. Eviation is betting that it won’t take too long before fossil burners are struggling to compete — at least in this size class and for shortish flights of 500 miles (805 km) or less.”
Sources: Wikipedia (introduction), NewAtlas.com (quotation)
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