I'm surprised this isn't getting more buzz, it's borderline revolutionary.
The E-Fan 2.0 is the second generation of Airbus' experimental electric airplanes. Like its first-gen forebear, version 2.0 only carries two passengers. The 1,100 lb lightweight has two ducted-fan motors putting out a combined 60kW of power, with 120 lithium-polymer battery cells providing an hour of fly time (and 15 minutes of reserve, just in case).
It also has a very clever feature to save engine power:
During takeoff, the plane's powered landing gear wheels accelerate it to 37 MPH before the fan engines kick in, to save energy and reduce noise.