The electric aircraft is taking off

EVAN GAJ | July 8, 2018

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In 2008, the electric motor vehicle experienced a rebirth triggered by a rise in oil prices. Now in 2018, it is the time for another rebirth in electrical aviation. Over the decades, advances have been made across the aviation field on all fronts. In 1986, Burt Rutan made the first non-stop, unrefueled flight around the world. Now, 30 years later another trip around the world was completed, marking the first electrical-powered circumnavigation. The lofty journey started in Abu Dhabi and 16 months later landed back where its journey began. This plane, unlike others that have made the journey before, emitted no emissions and burned no fuel. Instead, it used solar panels, an electric motor and four massive 41 kWh lithium-ion batteries.

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