The Israeli company Eviation Aircraft presented last week in Paris the "Alice", the first all-electric airplane in the world.
Alice was designed to carry up to nine passengers and two crew members and reach a speed of more than 440 kilometers per hour. The company claims that "Alice will redefine regional transportation as a fully electric blimp."
Alice uses distributed propulsion with a main tail propeller and two additional wingtip propellers to "reduce drag, create redundancy and improve efficiency."
The aircraft was presented at the Paris Air Show in 2019, held last week in the French capital.
According to reports, Alice could start doing test flights this year and receive the necessary certifications in 2021 in order to be available for commercial flights in the year 2022.