Rolls-Royce Plane Becomes the World’s Fastest Electric Vehicle
The Spirit of Innovation has set three new world records.
Referred to as the “Spirit of Innovation”, Rolls-Royce is now dominating the world of electric planes. Previously, electric vehicles were limited to the ground. Several automakers have been competing to stay ahead in terms of speed and mileage. Though, the new plane has now become the world’s fastest flying EV.
Apparently, Rolls-Royce decided to take the EV race one step ahead. The runs of the new aircraft powered by battery took place on the 16th of November. The results showed a significant leap forward, as the Rolls-Royce plane outperformed the electric plane by Siemens that reached 338 km/h top speed.
The new plane by Rolls-Royce can hit 556 km/h. This means that it leaves the previous record behind by 212 km/h. Furthermore, over 15 kilometers, the plane can achieve 530 km/h. Hence, the world’s fastest EV can cross 3000 meters in only 3.4 minutes.
Results of the run have already been forwarded to the World Air Sports Federation. Official verification is still underway. However, nobody can deny that Rolls-Royce has certainly achieved something big here.
The world’s fastest flying EV contains a “power dense propulsion battery pack ever assembled in aerospace”, according to Rolls Royce. With that, it also comes with three motors capable of producing 400 kW.
In that sense, the new plane by Rolls-Royce is nothing less than a powerhouse. But of course, speed and power are not everything when it comes to flying vehicles and aircraft. After all, carbon emissions are also a major concern.
Well, the world’s fastest flying EV does not have any emissions. This plane is designed under the ACCEL program by Rolls-Royce. This initiative aims to make flights low-carbon and is funded partially by the Aerospace Technology Institute and the UK government.
Regarding World’s fastest plane, Warren East, the CEO stated, “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 decarbonize transport across air, land, and sea.”
Since the emissions are to be cut by 2030, the world’s fastest flying EV puts the country in line with the proposals of the global climate summit.
Rolls-Royce Spirit of Innovation — The world’s fastest EV
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