07 Oct '11, 8pm

Electric Plane Flies 200 Miles in Two Hours, Wins NASA Challenge

The contest took place at the Sonoma County Airport in California and required entrants to fly 200 miles in two hours while using less than one gallon of fuel per occupant or the electricity equivalent. Pipistrel-USA's plane , the Taurus G4, had two occupants and used less than a two-gallon equivalent of electricity. Check out the video above of a flight demonstration of the Taurus G4.

Full article: http://www.ecogeek.org/efficiency/3614-electric-plane-fli...

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