First commercial electric airplane completes flight
An aircraft designed in 1946 might become the first commercial electric plane, following a short but successful test flight. Vancouver-based Harbour Air's took its "eBeaver" on a ten-minute hop on the Fraser River in Richmond, BC, with CEO and pilot Greg McDougall at the controls. "Today, we made history," he said in a statement. Harbour Air expects the eBeaver to go into commercial service in 2022.
The eBeaver project looks interesting but I think we have some way to go yet. With present battery technology it will have a limited range & be restricted to operating between bases with available charging facilities. I suppose it could carry a generator of some sort for use in emergencies.