The tiny plane has a wing span of 16 feet and only weighs 200 pounds -- just big enough to fit its pilot. It's powered by two 35 horsepower electric motors and two 1.5 kWh batteries which could only sustain the high speed for just a moment. When flown at a slower 65 mph, the plane can fly for about 25 minutes.
Other electric airplanes have accomplished greater flight lengths, but at much slower speeds.
You can check out a video of the plane above (in French).
via Wired Autopia
written by Gravytrain - Vancouver SEO, January 15, 2012
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