World’s Largest All-electric Aircraft Takes First Flight

On May 28th, the world’s largest electric aircraft, Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, flew over Washington, U.S for a full 30 minutes and generated zero carbon emissions. Developed by Magnix, the aircraft can carry between 9-14 people and can cruise up to 214 miles per hour.

Roei Ganzarski, CEO of MagniX, said, “This first flight of the eCaravan is yet another step on the road to operating these middle-mile aircraft at a fraction of the cost, with zero emissions, from and to smaller airports,” 

“These electric commercial aircraft will enable the offering of flying services of people and packages in a way previously not possible.”

According to consulting firm Roland Berger, there are over 200 electric aircraft projects underway globally. However, further development in battery capacity is needed if we are to widely transition into using electric aircraft. The successful flight was captured via livestream.

You can watch the video of the flight here: