MagniX Takes Step Toward Giving Small Workhorse Planes An Electric Makeover

September 27, 2018

Hybrid engines might be the more practical near-term approach to ushering in the era of electric flight, but some companies are trying to make the jump to all-electric now.

A startup called MagniX says it’s making rapid progress toward a battery-electric propulsion system that could replace turboprop engines on existing six- to 20-seat planes like the Cessna Caravan, Beechcraft King Air or Viking Twin Otter.

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