An all-electric passenger plane completed its first test flight

Eviation’s all-electric aircraft Alice flies above the runway during its first test flight. | Image: Eviation

A prototype all-electric passenger plane took off for the first time yesterday in a test flight that marks a significant milestone for carbon pollution-free aviation. The nine-passenger commuter aircraft called Alice took off at 7:10AM yesterday from Washington state’s Grant County International Airport.

Alice is ahead of much of the pack when it comes to all-electric aircraft under development. It could become the “first all-new, all-electric commercial airplane” if the Federal Aviation Administration certifies it to carry passengers, The Seattle Times reports.

Alice is ahead of much of the pack

The US is trying to erase the planet-heating pollution it produces in the coming decades, including emissions from aviation. All-electric…

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