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Why electric planes may never go big

Aditi Rajagopal
May 17, 2024

Electric planes are silent, cheap to operate and would be a great solution to a lot of aviation’s problems including air and noise pollution. And they seem to be at the cusp of going commercial. I flew in the first e-plane certified to take off and went on a journey to figure out whether we will all soon be flying electric.

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Planet A

We're destroying our environment at an alarming rate. But it doesn't need to be this way. Planet A explores the shift towards an eco-friendly world and challenges the way we are dealing with climate change.