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EasyJet Hopes To Launch All-Electric Commercial Flights In 10 Years

By Desirée Kaplan

The aviation industry creates about two percent of manmade CO2 emissions worldwide. Essentially, air travel accounts for 12 percent of emissions within transportation, which makes it less environmentally friendly than most travelers would hope. In fact, Aviation has been described as "one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions” by the European Commission

easyJet, an airline company based in the United Kingdom, is hoping to change the future of air travel with improved technology. While the airline is generally associated with budget travel, it’s now aiming to minimize pollution and increase efficiency by building electric planes within the next 10 years.

The company recently announced that it has linked up with a startup in the United States called Wright Electric. Together, they hope to create an all electric plane that can travel short distances, roughly 335 miles or less. These short but popular flight routes, such as London to Paris or New York to Washington DC, would be powered by special batteries