Introducing Pipistel’s** all electric plane The Panthera . Not to be confused with the band Pantera . Beside for minor problems with the name this plane might be the coolest little electric hot rod since the Tesla.
The Panthera comes in three models: a fuel-efficient gasoline model with an engine that consumes 40% less fuel than standard engines, a hybrid model, or the electric model.
The 4-seater electric planes range is only 215 miles versus the gas engines 1,150. But do not worry, for those wary of flying in an electric airplane the plane come equipped with a high-speed full air-frame parachute system so the entire aircraft and your person are delivered back to earth safely… Read full article on Celsias
** TheGoodMuse would like to note, that she believes Pipistel sounds like a European beer. The naming of both company and plane are questionable.