外文标题：China launches world's first electric plane
BEIJING: China has made the world's first electric passenger aircraft that could be used in pilot training, tourism, meteorology and rescue operations, state media reported today.
The BX1E has a 14.5-metre wingspan and a maximum payload of 230 kgs. It can fly at an altitude of 3,000 meters.
The charging is completed within two hours, allowing a flight time of 45 minutes to one hour, at a maximum speed of 160 km per hour, Xinhua news agency reported.
The plane, which has received airworthiness certificate, was designed by Shenyang Aerospace University and Liaoning general aviation academy in the northeastern Liaoning Province.
Each aircraft is priced at about one million yuan ($163,000). The number of orders for the aircraft has reached 28, the report said.
Rob () 6 hrs ago
Will it last 50 charges???
typsygypsy gypsytypsy (oz)
Yankee chamcha have you ever been anywhere close to the shores of China or have you lived in China ???... US's biggest creditor is China .. The US pays all its bills from Treasury Bonds (several trillion $$$) that the Chinese take as collateral. Even the aid given to other countries by the US is borrowed from China ... so give us a break and for once acknowledge that the Chinese are a power to reckon with !!! I have lived there for over 6 years and do not speak from my backside ... !!!
We only make more babies...
India has to do a lpt of catching up.
Very well innovation and its cheap too
Made in chaina.. battries??? Could cost u much then its MRP$$ ha ha
we are unable to complete the tejas project since last 30 years even with the existing technology. budgent wasn't an issue. selection process of drdo and hal need to be restructured.
Morgan (Australia) replies to Murphy
I would suspect the sort of technology that goes into this sort of plane is much simpler than the Tejas.
Imagine how far ahead they are of us? 1000years???
Born In January (HellCalledEarth) replies to Aditya
but the fault goes to all those great minds who got through prestigious institutes of country, studied and went abroad for never to return... USA and other countries are using best Indian brains and India has "THENGA and BABA JI KA THULLU" in hands....