The Elektra One, a really cool electric airplane that can now fly up to 600 miles on a single charge, has received a solar upgrade that makes it even cooler.
Solar cells have been added to the wings and tail to provide a trickle charge that will give the e-plane’s charge a renewable energy boost.
Designed by PC-Aero, the Elektra One is part of a zero emissions flight plan. The plan includes a solar-powered hangar that will store the aircraft. With 20 square meter of solar cells (215 sq. ft.) plane developers and pilots think the Elektra One could fly 300 hours a year based on the sunlight for southern Germany.