ACCEL, The Spirit Of Innovation, is the World’s Fastest Electric Plane, breaking the Electric Air Speed Record in November 2021
The zero-emission ‘Spirit of Innovation’ aircraft has achieved a new world record for all-electric flight of 345.4mph.
This ground-breaking, fixed wing plane, built and developed by Rolls Royce, is powered by YASA Motors and Electroflight batteries, which forms the Powertrain behind all Evolito Propulsion Solutions. The aircraft uses a 400kW electric powertrain – the equivalent of a 535 BHP supercar.
The speed achieved by test pilot and Rolls-Royce Director of Flight Operations Phill O’Dell in the ‘Spirit of Innovation’ was 132 mph faster than the previous record set by the Siemens eAircraft powered Extra 330 LE Aerobatic aircraft in 2017.
Never in the history of the FAI record attempts has there been such a significant increase in speed over such a short time, highlighting the rapid pace at which electrification of aerospace is advancing.
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