Alice is the whimsical name of Eviation Aircraft's new electric plane, which made its maiden voyage just recently.
Alice’s maiden flight took place early in the morning at Grant County International Airport (MWH) in Moses Lake, Washington. The aircraft lifted off at 7:10 a.m. local time, reaching an altitude of 3,500 feet, flying for eight minutes, and peaking at 149 knots before safely landing at MWH.
I don't know of an earlier reference in science fiction to the idea of an electric airplane than the electric plane from Synthetic, a short story by Charles Cloukey published by Amazing Stories in 1930:
A white electric plane approached at great speed, high above the course. It flipped over on one wing, turned, dove, and passed over the cabin-plane where the other members of our party had been watching the race through the binocular telescopes...
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