What electric plane range is needed to electrify US domestic air travel?

The largest US airlines carried out more than 543,000 domestic passenger flights across the contiguous United States in August 2022. They moved 61 million passengers, emitting approximately 7.8 million metric tons CO2.

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Electric planes with a 175mi range could replace
17% of flights accounting for 233k metric tons CO2

Range in miles

100 HA ES-30 Eviation Alice Wright Spirit 500 1000 1500 2000 2500

Replaceable flights

Direct 1.6M 23k
Layover 5.8M 67k
Out of range
100% 75 50 25 0