Rolls Royce ‘Spirit of Innovation’: World’s fastest electric aircraft travels at 623 Kmph

The aeroplane was the Rolls Royce ‘Spirit of Innovation’ which travelled at a speed of 623 km per hour. The record was validated by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) - the World Air Sports Federation. 

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Electric vehicles are setting a course for the future because of their ultra-rapid speeds. Recently an electric aircraft has broken the record for the world's fastest electric vehicle as well as aircraft.

The aeroplane was the Rolls Royce ‘Spirit of Innovation’ which travelled at a speed of 623 km per hour. The record was validated by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) - the World Air Sports Federation. 

According to reports, the project was funded by Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) in collaboration with the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and Innovate UK. The aircraft was part of the ACCEL -Accelerating the Electrification of Flight.

The aircraft is powered with a 400 kW (over 500 horsepower) electric powertrain along with a solid propulsion battery back which is the compactest ever to be assembled by Electroflight and automotive powertrain supplier YASA.

Rolls-Royce Director of Flight Operations Phill O’Dell and the test pilot was over 213.04 km per hour faster than the previous record set by Siemens' aircraft in 2017.

In a statement Warren East, CEO, Rolls-Royce mentioned that achieving the all-electric world-speed record is a fantastic achievement for the ACCEL team and Rolls-Royce. 

He thanked their partners and Electroflight for their collaboration in achieving this breakthrough. It is also said that the advanced battery and propulsion technology produced for this programme has great applicability for the Advanced Air Mobility market.