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Video: Electric Plane High Speed Record Set at 202.6 MPH

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Chip Yates, the same guy who set the record for the fastest run on an electric motorcycle, has just set the record for the fastest flight in an electric plane. Almost ironically, the two speeds are both right around 200mph.

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Electric-powered Waiex aircraft took first flight

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The electric-powered Waiex aircraft achieved its first flight on December 3, 2010 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The aircraft made a short hop on the runway and was in the air for about 15 seconds. The aircraft is a result of a four-year project and part of Sonex Aircraft, LLC’s E-Flight Initiative.

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World’s first Electric Aircraft has great potential

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A Boeing 747 flying from San Francisco to New York emits an estimated 5,000 pounds of greenhouse gasses, it also consumes over 12,000 gallons of fuel in that flight.  Although it will be a while before they can compete with the 747, new aircrafts are emerging with "zero-emission" flights.

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