Electric propulsion companies Magnix and AeroTEC completed a test flight of the Magnix Magni/500-powered Cessna 208B Caravan flight that took off from Grant County International Airport in Washington.
With the global concerns about the environmental impact of commercial fossil fuel powered flights, electric planes are touted as an utopian vision for the future of terrestrial flying. While the current flight test is a proof of concept, Magnix believes that the current testing flights could be ready for the marketplace by late 2021.
It is a step towards all-electric, zeo-emission flights on small commuter aircraft.
Watch the Magnix electric engine powered Cessna in action: