The EV-55 is of conventional high-wing utility design, with its horizontal stabilizer mounted near the top of its fin. The prototype aircraft is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PT6A-21 turboprop engines (536 shaft horsepower), each driving a four-blade propeller. The wing is mounted atop a nearly-square fuselage, which has five windows per side. The trailing-link tricycle landing gear retracts into the nose section or pods on the lower fuselage. Expected maximum cruise speed is 220 knots (407 kph).