The world’s largest all-electric aircraft is about to take to the skies for the first time. The Cessna Caravan, retrofitted with an electric engine, is expected to fly for 20-30 minutes over Washington state in the US on Thursday. The plane can carry nine passengers but a test pilot will undertake the inaugural flight alone, cruising at a speed of 114mph (183km/h). The engine maker, magniX, hopes the aircraft could enter commercial service by the end of 2021 and have a range of 100 miles.
Guardian 27th May 2020 read more »
OXFORD is bidding to become the first city in the country to have all public buses run on electricity, but a technical snag could scupper the plan. Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet agreed to submit a £50 million bid to become the UK’s first all-electric bus city at a meeting today. The funding will help pay to upgrade or replace all the buses run by Stagecoach and the Oxford Bus Company.
Oxford Mail 26th May 2020 read more »