Pipistrel Taurus Electro Photo Gallery The longest-flying electric plane yet October 29, 2008 Uncategorized SHARE Pipistrel Taurus Electro Image 1 By combining the grace of a glider with the self-launching capabilities of a powered aircraft, the Pipistrel Taurus Electro marks a big step forward for battery-powered aircraft. Pipistrel Taurus Electro Image 2 The FAA considers the Taurus Electro an experimental aircraft, but Pipistrel is trying to change that classification so it can sell the planes in the U.S. as early as next year. Pipistrel Taurus Electro Image 3 A 35-pound electric motor delivers 30 kilowatts of power to the plane’s top-mounted propeller. Best of What's New MORE TO READ RELATED Dam reservoirs may be much bigger sources of carbon emissions than we thought We thought dams were good for the environment, but they may actually release immense amounts of carbon. READ NOW RELATED Kids age 12 to 15 can now get vaccinated in the US Ahead of the upcoming school year, a new... RELATED Ask Us Anything: Why can’t we see more colors? Other animals see many more than we do.