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The Electric-Powered Cri-Cri Airplane Sets a New Flying Record

By: manzil - Published:   Updated: Jun 8 2011 • References: ecofriend.org & wired
The French-made electric airplane Cri-Cri has broken a previous record set in 2009 by an Italian team. The electric airplane successfully completed a flight using only 75 percent of its power.

The Cri-Cri airplane features two 35-horsepower electric motors fitted with custom propellers specially designed for the flying machine. The airplane's electric motors are made by Electravia and provide a maximum speed of 162 mph.

Implications - The world as a whole is progressing towards a more greener and environmentally friendly existence. As such, many corporations are trying to theorize what the next potential and viable form of vehicular transport will be. Venture capitalists who invest intelligently in green industries are sure to enjoy profitable returns in the decades to come.

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