First Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prizes recognizes Yuneec, Sonex and Antares [w/video] — Autoblog Green
Along with the development of electric cars, there has been a simultaneous (if somewhat less well known to the public) development of electric aircraft. A part of the problem is that aircraft need to be built light and current batteries are heavy, even for cars. However, I do think that technology will find a way to improve these airplanes. Who would have dreamt, when Wilbur and Orville Wright managed to fly a few hundred meters, that someday there would be aircraft that would reliably fly hundreds of people across the world? I do think that this is the beginning of a golden age in electric powered flight. I am happy to be a spectator through this phenomenal process!
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