Pipistrel Taurus Electro Photo Gallery

The longest-flying electric plane yet

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.