Technology Airbus E-Fan An all-electric plane By Popular Science Staff | Published Nov 21, 2014 2:26 AM Technology This emissions-free, battery powered plane will carry pilots in training for 75-minutes flights. Courtesy Airbus SHARE The E-Fan is the first trainer plane built to be powered entirely by batteries: All of the craft’s systems, including aerodynamics and safety, are designed for quiet, emissions-free flight.the story here aerospace bown MORE TO READ RELATED A beginner’s guide to choosing the perfect van-life vehicle Gas mileage and reliability are factors, but so is pure, simple fun. READ NOW RELATED Facial recognition works on seals. No, really. A neural network, trained using thousands of photos of harbor seals, offers a noninvasive way of telling seals apart. RELATED The DOT is investing $1 billion to address historic transportation inequities Here’s how communities might benefit from the new federal grant program.