An Alpha Electro G2 plane just completed this week the first-ever electric-powered flight in Norway, signaling the dawn of a new era.
The two-seater plane, built by a Slovenian company, was piloted by Ketil Solvik-Olsen, the Norwegian transport minister. It also carried on board Dag Falk-Petersen, the CEO of Avinor, the company in charge of most of the country’s airports.
With a 130 km range and 1 hour flight time per charge, the Alpha Electro G2 is the first plane in the future all-electric plane fleet that Norway plans. And that future will be here sooner than you think!
“My best guess is before 2025 … It should all be electrified by 2040,” stated Dag Falk-Petersen for Reuters. Norway’s Transport Minister is just as confident that all domestic flights in Norway could be electric by the same year.
Seeing how in May 2018, 56 percent of all cars sold in that country were either hybrids or pure electric, Norway could indeed be the greenest country. Of course, we’ll also probably see flying taxis then, if all goes well for companies like Airbus or Kitty Hawk.