The world’s largest all-electric plane is launched
A few weeks ago, Magnix launched the world’s largest electric aircraft, Cessna 208B Grand Caravan. With a capacity of carrying 9-14 passengers, the medium sized plane that’s 41 feet long (12.6 metres) can fly at a speed of 214 miles per hour.
Having recently taken to the skies over Washington, U.S. the aircraft was in the air for approximately 30 minutes and generated zero carbon emissions.
Planes with combustion engines release staggering amounts of carbon dioxide as well as numerous greenhouse gasses, each of which contributing towards global warming.
According to ICCT (International Council of Clean Transportation), CO2 emissions from all flights in 2018 accounted for 918 million metric tonnes, the equivalent to the annual energy consumption of 105,931,225 homes.
With 170 electric aircrafts projects currently underway internationally, experts say that electric planes are the next big focus.
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