As more and more focus is put on climate change and Co2 emission, the aviation industry needs to keep up in order to not be the big Co2 sinner.

It has been long time underways. As air travel has become cheaper and thereby more accessible to consumers, there are great focus on Co2 emissions from this way of transportation.

The solution seems to be here now, or at least within the next 10 years.

According to the big airplane producers as Boeing and Airbus, they are working on projects that will make electrical passenger-planes a reality.

The norwegian government has great focus on making all transportation electrical in an effort to reduce the countries Co2 emission and therefore they have given the company Avinor the task to follow the markets and track the development.

Not only will electrical airplanes be better for the environment but it will also be cheaper to “fuel” the airplanes – allowing for more and cheaper routes. Also low-fare airlines such as Easyjet, are announcing plans of launching electrical airplanes on routes up to 500 km in 2027. In September 2017, the US startup Wright Electric announced that they partnered with European low-cost airline Easyjet in order to develop an all electric aircraft.

In the beginning, all the electrical aircrafts will only be capable of flying short distances as the battery technology is not developed enough yet to hold power and charge over long distances.