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This Electric Aircraft Features A 900-kWh Battery, 650-Mile Range

•, by Mark Kane

Eviation recently signed a deal worth over $1 million with South Korean battery manufacturer Kokam to provide 900 kWh battery packs, required for the range of the craft.. Batteries are to be highly energy dense at 260 Wh/kg.

With a 900-kWh battery in the air, maybe something like a 900 kWh in the Tesla Semi sounds small now?

The Alice takes from 6 to 9 passengers plus 2 crew. With three 260 kW electric motors, cruise speed is 240 knots (276 mph).

"With the goal of making clean regional air travel accessible for all, Eviation is tackling one of the world's dirtiest industries – aviation. Its zero-emissions solution, the Alice, which debuted at the 52nd Paris Air Show in June 2017, leverages an IP portfolio that includes thermal management and autonomous landing, as well as distributed electric propulsion, industry-leading battery technology provided by Kokam, and cutting-edge composite body frames capable of carrying up to 9 passengers on a single charge for 650 miles.

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