Coming Soon: An Electric Plane Flying out of Cape Cod
Soon there will be electric planes flying from Cape Cod to Boston via Cape Air.
WVCB reports that Cape Air will be purchasing an electric small craft planes to add to there collection of roughly 90 nine seater aircrafts. They will be the first commercial customer to buy the plane from Eviation Aircraft, according to the announcement made at the Paris Air Show.
Right now, Fun 107 and Cape Air are giving away a flight to and from Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket each Wednesday on the Rock and Fox Show. Cape Air is considered one of the largest regional airlines in the U.S., with 400 flights everyday and 500,000 passengers each year.
In WCVB's article, the new aircraft named Alice, is a nine-seater plane designed to fly up to 276 mph and travel distances similar to a train. The all-electric plane is hoping to trim down the cost of flight travel and make trips much cheaper, faster and cleaner than current airlines and aircrafts.
According to Omer Bar-Yohay the CEO of Eviation Aircraft, the aircraft will usher in a new era in aviation. “We have demonstrated and proven Alice as a leader in first-to-market innovation and reliable zero-emission aviation," he said. "We are beyond thrilled to partner with Cape Air to bring the first all-electric regional aircraft to airports and air passengers across North America as we redesign air travel to make it quieter, cleaner and affordable."
I'm sure there will be many happy customers of Cape Air once the new electric small craft plane comes to the Cape Cod and Boston market.