In partnership with Wright Electric, this UK airline announced their plans to launch an electric-powered aircraft within the next decade. EasyJet is developing an electric plane that would be propelled by batteries and capable of short journeys under two hours long.
This development is part of the company's commitment to being more environmentally friendly. EasyJet claims their electric airplanes will be 50% quieter and 10% less expensive for airlines. Wright Electric built a two-seater prototype plane. Together, the organizations aim to have commercial electric-powered aircraft with a single aisle and a capacity of 120 passengers.
This is an example of transportation undergoing electric conversion, which speaks to the larger demand for new ways to design vehicles that use eco fuel alternatives.