Elektra One: All-Electric Powered Airplane

By Chris Cook - Mar 27, 2011

With so many new electric-powered vehicles it’s hard to keep up with them all. We have been doing our best to provide you with news of these vehicles, whether it is about the electric powered YikeBike or the Porsche 918 Spyder. Today we have news of an all-electric airplane the Elektra One.

The Elektra One is a single seater aircraft that weighs just 440lbs and relies entirely on a series of batteries for its power. The news comes from an article at Wired that reports of the plane’s recent test flights in Augsburg, Germany.

The airplane is designed to be energy efficient and quiet. Its propeller spins at 1,400 RPM which reduces the noise of the aircraft. PC-Aero say they are aiming to get at least 3 hours flight out of the design which translate to more than 250 miles range.

When purchasing the Elektra One it will include a charging system and hangar for the €100,000 asking price. The company responsible for the aircraft also plan on making solar charging hangars available capable of providing 300 hours of flight time using renewable energy.

More details can be found in the full article by clicking the link above. What do you think of the airplane? Will you be getting one? Let us know in the comments below.

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