Buy it Now: eSpyder Electric Airplane Lands at Oshkosh 2013 Under $40K

According to GreenWing’s stated figures, the 32 hp electric motor can propel the eSpyder to maximum air speed of 68 mph. Peak efficiency, though, is found in an “economy cruise” mode that holds the tiny plane at 38 mph, which translates to about 90 minutes of flying time.

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Toyota's FT-Bh is a Light, Efficient Tease

Toyota is a bit of a tease; they’ll be showing off their ultra-light hybrid concept car in Geneva, but they

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Farther and Faster: More Electric Aviation Records Fall

These are exciting days for aviation. In the last few weeks, we’ve seen transatlantic crossings made – for the first time! – on clean, renewable fuels. We’ve seen new developments in powertrain technology, and we’ve seen daring pilots in featherweight electric planes push themselves to new limits and new speeds …

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