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Electric planes for Norway 19 June 2018

Norway aims for all short–haul flights to be 100% electric by 2040 (via The Guardian)

It already has more electric cars than any other country in the world and also has shipping projects underway.

All of Norway’s short–haul airliners should be entirely electric by 2040, the country’s airport operator said on Wednesday, cementing the Nordic nation’s role as a pioneer in the field of electric transport.

Avinor, the public operator of Norwegian airports, “aims to be the first in the world” to make the switch to electric air transport, chief executive Dag Falk–Petersen said.

“We think that all flights lasting up to 1.5 hours can be flown by aircraft that are entirely electric,” he said, noting that would cover all domestic flights and those to neighbouring Scandinavian capitals.

In the near future, Avinor plans to launch a tender offer to test a commercial route flown with a small electric plane with 19 seats, starting in 2025.

 Read more via The Guardian