Something which has long been deemed impossible seems possible after all: electric flying. The American company Wright One, named after the Wright brothers, is working on an electric airplane with a capacity of 150 passengers. This innovative mode of transport should be competing with the leading players in the sector including Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 models in the very near future.Electric airplanes can turn the tablesWhile Tesla and Chevrolet are pioneering the world of electric automotive, American start-up Wright Electric presented their Wright One plans in Silicon Valley this week. The electric airplane, with 150 passengers onboard, can cruise distances of up to 500 kilometers. Roughly the distance between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Wright Electric’s goal is for every short flight to be electric within 20 years.Big aviation companies such as Boeing and Airbus are still holding on to kerosene, because of the high fuel efficiency. But innovation can turn the tables. Electric engines are already three times more efficient than fossil fuel engines. But these fossil fuels still contain three times as much energy per kilogram. Wright hired multiple ex NASA-employees to solve this problem, and are backed by Y Combinator. An investor who previously supported successful start-ups Dropbox and Airbnb.