THE NEARBY FUTURE

Inspired by the new design possibilities that emerged by replacing turbine engines with all electric motors, the team at Eviation have devised a sleek, stylish electric aircraft that plans on changing the look of aviation as we know it.

Text: Jessica Hall

A viable electric plane seemed like an inevitable eventuality - it was just a matter of time. At the helm of the race to become the first fully commuter battery operated plane is Israeli-based, Eviation Aircraft Ltd.’s Alice.

Alice is a nine-passenger electric plane that boasts a 650-mile range with one single charge. With a cruising speed of 260 knots, Alice might be slower than your typical business jets but has a decent enough speed that would make it the perfect jet for one who travels short distances.

See the prototype in action at the Paris Air Show in June. In a little more than two years, Eviation plans to begin production on the first versions. The planes price point is expected to be between $3 to $5 million.

www.eviation.co

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