Saturday, 11 July 2015

Airbus E-Fan completes channel crossing!

The all electric Airbus built E-Fan has become the first electric aircraft to cross the English channel. Unlike the 'other' famous electric aircraft currently flying, Solar Impulse 2, the E-fan is a two seater light aircraft powered by batteries. Like Solar impulse and other electric vehicles (see Formula E), the E-Fan represents how far electric, and specifically battery, technology has advanced in recent years. The main downside to renewables is currently the inability to store the energy they produce when not needed - and these kinds of project are pushing that technology in the right direction.

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