Prototype electric airplane takes first flight

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — A prototype, all-electric powered airplane took its first flight Tuesday morning in central Washington condition.

The Seattle Instances studies that if the Federal Aviation Administration eventually certifies the modest airplane to have passengers, it could turn out to be the very first all-electrical business plane.

The aircraft, constructed by startup Eviation, was crafted to have 9 passengers and up two pilots. It took off from Moses Lake, Washington, at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday, and landed 8 minutes later on.

The company’s purpose is to clearly show these kinds of electric planes are viable as commuter aircraft flying at an altitude of about 15,000 feet (4,572 meters).

The aircraft, developed by engineers in Washington condition and Israel, is powered by 21,500 small Tesla-design battery cells.