New England’s Cape Air May Soon Be Putting Electric Planes in Service in Maine
Cape Air, a company that's based out of Massachusetts, provides commuter air service from several Maine airports to Boston's Logan airport.
Cape Air currently services Augusta, Rockland and Portland. And, if you're ever been in the area during a takeoff, you know just how loud those twin-engine prop planes can be. Well, it looks like they may soon be getting quieter. A LOT quieter.
According to WMTW News 8, the commuter air company has just signed a letter of intent to purchase 75 all-electric airplanes. The new planes, Eviation Alice, are able to fly about 500 miles on a single charge. What's more? They can fly at speeds of up to 300 miles per hour.
Below is a video tour (from 2019) of the Alice, prior to it being ok'd for service by the FAA. What a beaut!
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