Rolls Royce electric plane smashes world speed record

Rolls Royce electric plane smashes world speed record

It also broke, by 60 seconds, the fastest record time to climb to 3,000 metres by doing it in 202 seconds.

‘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,” says Rolls Royce CEO Warren East.

Spirit of Innovation is powered by a 400kW electric powertrain and a power-dense propulsion battery pack containing 6,480 cells which rotates the propellers at 2,200rpm.

‘As well as a stunning technical achievement, the project and world record runs provided important data for our future electric power and propulsion systems for all-electric urban air mobility and hybrid-electric commuter aircraft, said a Rolls Royce statement.