His goal is to develop–and get FAA certification for–an electric propulsion system for the venerable Cessna 172. Performance would be about the same as its piston-powered predecessors, but you’d have to land every two hours for a charge. That might be workable in the training environment but presents a challenge if you’re looking to cover some ground with a long cross-country.
His idea is the subject of a lengthy video interview, produced Nov. 3 by EV World, a website focused on sustainable transportation. The interview was conducted over the Internet using Skype.