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Harbour Air Plans to Have An All Zero-Emissions Fleet

Going all-electric on large aircraft may still be implausible so for now, Harbour Air which has the largest seaplane airline fleet in North America, will convert their seaplanes to all-electric.

The carrier is partnering with magniX, an electric-propulsion start-up in Redmond, Washington, which says that its magni500 motor and battery pack will provide an hour’s worth of juice—half for flight time and half for reserve power.
Because all of Harbour Air’s flights are short hops, averaging about 30 minutes in the air, the magni500 will provide more than enough power to replace the PT6 engines that have kept the small aircraft flying.

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Those really low per-mile costs are lies from the sellers of electric vehicles. My electric motorcycle (made by Zero) costs almost per mile what my gas-powered Honda motorcycle costs per mile. Slightly less, but nowhere near the "penny-a-mile" they claim. The electric one also has a MUCH slower top speed and a MUCH lower range than my gas one. It just isn't reliable. I guess if a person drives around at no more than 10 MPH, then the electric vehicle really would be cheaper per mile than a gas vehicle.
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Consider it preparation for the next phase when zero-emission facilities come on-line. Also, I heard this about e-cars: it costs less per mile to operate an EV than a gas car. Even better news in Northwest Indiana:
"The IN-Charge Program is available to current NIPSCO electric utility customers who own or plan to purchase an electric vehicle. Participants will receive an instant credit of up to $1,650 toward the installation of a residential electric vehicle Level 2 charger, and free charging between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily."
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