Battery powered Cessna 172 or not ?!

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Would you get a one these...at what price ? http://www.flyingmag.com/aircraft/battery-powered-cessna-172-skyhawk?page=0,0
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It's not clean unless it's hydro, somewhere someone is burning your granny, oil, wood, coal, uranium to generate the " clean" energy it uses. And the damn batteries certainly won't be green either when disposal time comes around.
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It's not clean unless it's hydro, somewhere someone is burning your granny, oil, wood, coal, uranium to generate the " clean" energy it uses. And the damn batteries certainly won't be green either when disposal time comes around.
Cessna 172 is way too heavy to be an efficient solar plane or even electric transport. I think Jukka Tervamäki's idea when developed into a 4 seater could take a long way as a hybrid solar/electric ac. JT-8; http://www.icon.fi/~jtki/jt8virtualgli.html
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Topspeed, you already have another thread open with your solar, electric planes. Please keep it all in one place. Thank you. Thread closed.