European aviation company Airbus says it has conducted test flights of the first ever all-electric aircraft at an airport near Bordeaux in France. The E-Fan was designed by Airbus, which is based in Toulouse. It measures just six metres from nose to tail, but could be a key step towards greener, quieter, cheaper flights in the future.
The plane’s first flight lasted less than 10 minutes, although researchers say it can fly for up to one hour before needing to be recharged.
With a top speed of only 220 km per hour...
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