Electric Cessna Caravan makes first flight

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Conducting electric commercial flights in an economically feasible manner has hitherto been technically impossible due to the relatively low energy density of batteries, which limits the range and payload of aircraft. Initiators Magnix and AeroTEC say their modified Grand Caravan proves that small all-electric planes are feasible for the short routes that airlines left long ago.

The Grand Caravan that flew on May 28 was equipped with a Magnix’s Magni500 750 hp electric propulsion system.

The ‘eCaravan’ took off from Grant County International Airport and orbited the air about 30 minutes before landing.





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