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Electrifying Air mobility! Rolls Royce Electric plane makes new world records

by Shatakshi Gupta

In another major feat, the leading automakers, Rolls-Royce’s Electric Aircraft Spirit of Innovation has set two new world records. The Rolls-Royce electric aircraft flew at a speed of 555.9 km/h for a distance of 3km during the flight. During the test flight, the Spirit of Innovation electric aircraft broke the previous record of 213.04 km/h. Rolls Royce has given an electric powertrain of 400kw under the hood of this aircraft, which, by far, is the most powerful of any electric aircraft. This test was conducted in November last year and now the reports have come.

On this occasion, CEO of Rolls Royce, Warren East, said,

Achieving the all-electric world-speed record is a fantastic achievement for the ACCEL team and Rolls-Royce. The advanced battery and propulsion technology developed for this programme has exciting applications for the Advanced Air Mobility market. 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.”

Records were broken by this aircraft:

Rolls-Royce has informed that Spirit of Innovation flew a total of 15 minutes. During this time it made not one but many records.  This electric aircraft had achieved an altitude of 3000 meters in 60 seconds, with which it broke the record of achieving this altitude in 202 seconds.


Aircraft achieved the highest average speed of 555.9 km/ h for 3km. Apart from that, although, not filed officially, its second record was of the top speed, where the aircraft achieved a top speed of 623 km/h. With this, Spirit of Innovation has become the world’s fastest electric vehicle.

About this aircraft:

Spirit of Innovation is a single-seater 23 feet long all-electric aircraft. It has the most powerful battery pack compared to any other aircraft, which is a 6000 cell battery pack, which is sufficient to run home appliances of 250 houses. Maximum power of 400 kW is supplied. At the same time, the electric motor installed in the aircraft is capable of generating power of 535hp, which rotates the front propeller at the rate of 2400 RPM.

Rolls Royce is working on Air Taxi:

Let us tell youthat Rolls-Royce has partnered with a Tecnam to develop Air Taxi.  Rolls-Royce and aircraft makers Tecnam are currently working with Scandinavia’s largest regional airline, Widerøe, to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commercial aviation market, which is planned to be ready for service in 2026.


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