Rolls-Royce record-breaking electric aircraft as world’s fastest EV
Rolls-Royce has announced its all-electric aircraft which the company claims are the world’s fastest electric vehicle named Spirit of Innovation. The Roll-Royce aircraft becomes the world’s fastest all-electric vehicle with a top speed of 555.9 km/h over three kilometres setting three new world records. Read further to know more about Rolls-Royce electric aircraft.
According to the data Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI)-the World Air Sports Federation who control and certify world aeronautical and astronautical records the aircraft reached a top speed of 555.9 km/h (345.4 mph) over 3 kilometres, smashing the existing record by 213.04 km/h (132mph).
At the UK Ministry of Defence’s Boscombe Down experimental aircraft testing site, the aircraft achieved 532.1km/h (330 mph) over 15 kilometres-292.8km/h (182mph) faster than the previous record and broke the fastest time to climb to 3000 metres by 60 seconds with a time of 202 seconds.
The aircraft clocked up a maximum speed of 623 km/h (387.4 mph) which we believe makes the ‘Spirit of Innovation’ the world’s fastest all-electric vehicle. The ‘Spirit of Innovation’s a part of the project ACCEL or ‘Accelerating the Electrification of Flight.’ Half of the project is funded by Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), in partnership with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Innovate UK.
Warren East, the CEO, Rolls-Royce, said: “Staking the claim for the all-electric world-speed record is a fantastic achievement for the ACCEL team and Rolls-Royce. I would like to thank our partners and especially Electroflight for their collaboration in achieving this pioneering breakthrough. The advanced battery and propulsion technology developed for this programme has exciting applications for the Advanced Air Mobility market. Following the world’s focus on the need for action at COP26, this is another milestone that will help make ‘jet zero’ a reality and supports our ambitions to deliver the technology breakthroughs society needs to decarbonise transport across air, land and sea.”
While we look for some of the technical terms, the company has it is equipped with a 400kW (500+hp) electric powertrain.
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said, “Rolls-Royce’s Revolutionary Spirit of Innovation aircraft is yet more proof of the UK’s enviable credentials when it comes to innovation. This record will show the potential of electric flight and help to unlock the technologies that could make it part of everyday life. The government is proud to back projects like this to leverage the private investment necessary to unlock cleaner, greener aircraft which will allow people to fly as they do now, but in a way that cuts emissions.”
Stjohn Youngman, Managing Director, Electroflight, “We are delighted to have played an integral role in this landmark project. Its success is a fitting tribute to the dedication and innovation of the Electroflight team and our suppliers. Developing the propulsion and battery system, in collaboration with experienced program partners, has resulted in a world-class engineering capability that will lead the way towards the decarbonisation of air travel. Our next step is to adopt this pioneering technology so it can be applied across the wider aerospace industry to deliver a more sustainable way to fly.”
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