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EasyJet wants electric planes in its fleet within 10 years

The airline is joining forces with a US developer and plans to implement commercial electric jets. But this will only reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 percent.

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Within a decade, EasyJet will deploy electric airplanes on certain short-haul services in Europe and the US. The airline has signed a partnership agreement with US startup Wright Electric, which will develop battery-powered planes for services lasting less than two hours, announces EasyJet.

This length of flight covers around a fifth of all EasyJet flights.

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