Electric airplane departures are becoming more and more realistic. Magnix and AeroTEC fly what they call the world’s largest all-electric aircraft. They used Magnix’s 750HP Magni500 engine instead of the ordinary turboprop engine, and flew the modified Cessna 208B caravan (eCaravan) at Washington State Airport for 30 minutes. Magnix President Roei Ganzarski said in a statement: “This flight is” perfect ” Flying around the world.
There is compromise. The battery consumes a lot of space and weight, and the current eCaravan can only tow four to five passengers (rather than up to 14) within a distance of 100 miles. Magnix and AeroTEC hope that once the technology advances, it will eventually carry 9 people 100 miles, but this will not be achieved until the first aircraft in 2021 obtains the expected certification.