As limited as they are in their performance ability - obviously there is a market for electric airplanes. In some "green" circles, e-planes became very trendy. Technical limitations and disadvantages do not count much.
The first production electric plane is the Chinese E430 is a two seat single engine LSA class aircraft designed to be easy to fly, economical, and quiet. With a projected flight time of around two hours (not including reserves) and fast recharging, the E430 makes electric flying practical, affordable, and fun.
Impressive look: The sleek aerodynamic design of the E430 maximizes the benefits of the efficient Yuneec Power System with its motor, battery, and charging system customized to match the aircraft by Yuneec's global development team.