Solar Impulse unveils Fuel-Free Plane for round-the-world flight

The Swiss team that flew a solar-powered airplane across America has unveiled the even bigger plane that they plan to take around the world a year from now. Bertrand Piccard, the president and co-pilot of the Solar Impulse venture, said “It’s the most incredible airplane of its time,” to VIPs who gathered at Switzerland’s Payerne Air Field on Wednesday for the first public look at the 236-foot-wide (72-meter-wide) aircraft. The Solar Impulse 2 craft is festooned with solar cells that power the electric motors without a drop of fuel. But this time around, the plane’s wingspan is more than 25 feet wider and capable of going up to 87 mph.

[grabpress_video guid=ead295cdfa1e7dbf46884d44d0f7725cd01edecc embed_id=2004437]

Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles.

To stay in the loop, bookmark our homepage.

Published by Nishitha

I am done with my Physiotherapy Graduation. And I always try to share Health and technology tips with people. Apart from Physiotherapy and being a tech savvy, I do explore more on Technology side and I keep sharing my findings with wider audience.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Thank you for sharing the article across social media. You can follow us in these paltforms to receive latest updates from WittySparks.

Send this to a friend