Siemens While we’ve become accustomed to seeing electric cars demonstrate serious performance—Tesla’s Model S P90D can accelerate to 60mph in 2.8 seconds—the mere idea of electric-powered airplanes is unfamiliar to most of us. But the development of electric powertrains for aircraft is starting to gain momentum. On November 25, a German-made electric-powered Extra aerobatic aircraft…

via This Extra 330 is the fastest-climbing electric-powered airplane ever — Ars Technica

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