Airbus Is Showing Off Its CO2 Emission-Free E-Fan 2.0 Electric Prototype This Week
Airbus is showing off a CO2 emission-free electric plane, capable of hitting 136 mph and flying for an hour, at the Paris Air Show.
The E-Fan 2.0 electric prototype weighs left than half a ton and is powered by lithium-ion polymer batteries held in its 197kg (434lb) wings, in addition to dual electric motors.
In total, the E-Fan 2.0 features a total power of 60 kilowatts and is remarkably silent in flight.
For now, the plan is for the two-seater electric plane to be ready to enter service by the end of 2017 or early 2018, with a larger, four-seater model in for 2019.