While most startups that are working on electrifying the aviation industry are focused on building hybrid planes, an Israeli startup is putting all the energy towards creating all-electric planes. Their reasoning is simple: all-electric planes will make flights as affordable as possible. Electric planes are cheaper than hybrid options because electricity is cheaper than jet fuel and they cost less to maintain. The startup is currently building a new all-electric, nine-seat airplane that they expect will be making commercial flights starting in 2021.

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