Last week I mentioned how the people of Wired had found an electric vehicle of a special kind: an electric airplane. While that one was just an ultra light type of aircraft, it appears there is quite a market to fill the sky with electric vehicles. Flight Schools seem to be an ideal spot to introduce electric flight. The current battery allows for about 90 minutes of flight while the average lesson takes a lot less, so the reduced range of the electric airplane is not really a problem. Also being able to charge/refuel at a lower cost, going electric makes a lot of sense in a market like this.
Seeing the flight schools getting enthusiastic about it, I'm wondering if the driving schools are paying any attention. The average driving lesson can easily be covered with any electric vehicle available at the moment and it will cut fuel costs dramatically.
The article at Wired can be found here.