The Flight of eGenius Electric AircraftAt the end of flight one of the interesting electric ultralights made his demo flight. The eGenius completed two successful flights - first 20 minutes flight, then another two hours and half one.
You can see the technical characteristics of the ultralight at the Gizmag article.
This is not the first electric aircraft. The most interesting part of the news is the Airbus backing. Sounds like the commercial aircraft manufacturers are getting interested in the electric airplanes.
The eGenius is too far from being used by commercial airliners but it seems an interested option for ultralight fans. If such planes appear on the market they will probably be more expensive but just as with the electric cars flying should be much cheaper.
We'll see. Hopefully soon.