New Zealand’s first electric plane just completed the longest flight across water: here’s what’s happening with electric aviation

A Slovenian-built two-seat Pipistrel Alpha Electro

The electric plane will be used for flight training and pleasure flights in New Zealand. Image: Pipistrel Aircraft

Douglas Broom
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Journey’s end: The Pipstrelle prepares to land after its record breaking over-water flight. Image: Electric Air
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Airbus’s E-FanX has already completed test flights. Image: Airbus

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