The funding arms for JetBlue Airways invested $250 million in electric-aviation startups during the last three years, and Intel, Toyota Motor, Daimler, and Geely Automobile in China are crowding into the house. And in June, European regulators granted one other of Pipistrel’s aircraft, the Velis Electro, the world’s first electric “type certification,” deeming the complete aircraft design protected and ready for mass manufacturing . Those of us with no pilot license should wait longer for emissions-free flight—but not much. For all its challenges, 2020 has confirmed to be a milestone year for electrical aviation. Electric plane set new distance data, replicated brief business flight paths, received over the US military, and attracted patrons from huge airlines.