The first passenger aircraft powered exclusively by electricity has finally taken off. After several problems
and delays, the Eviation Aircraft Alice finally made its historic flight on Tuesday, ushering in the era of electric vehicles for passenger aircraft.
The electric vehicle aircraft took flight early on Tuesday from Grant County International Airport in Washington and climbed to a height of 3,500 feet.
According to GeekWire, the aircraft's maximum operational speed is 260 knots, or slightly under 300 miles per hour, and it is propelled by two 640 kW (858 hp) electric motors.
the business is aiming for a maximum range of 200 to 300 nautical miles, which would enable the passenger aircraft to make trips of between 150 and 250 miles.
The Alice will transport up to nine people and two pilots, with a maximum cargo capacity of 2,600 pounds.