“Spirit of innovation “.. the fastest electric plane in the world

Rolls-Royce unveiled its latest aviation innovation, the fastest electric aircraft in the world.

The aircraft, nicknamed “Spirit of Innovation “, he recorded of Innovation has established a new record of speed, reaching a top speed of 387.4 mph during an 11-minute test flight of 1.9 miles.

Meanwhile, the all-electric plane reached 330 mph for the 9.3-mile run and broke the fastest climb at 3,000 meters. in 60 seconds with a time of 202 seconds.

Warren East, CEO of Rolls-Royce, said that with the world focused on the need to act on carbon emissions, the new aircraft is another milestone that will help transform in the dream of an emissions aircraft comes true zero.

He added that this supports ambitions to achieve the technological edge the world needs to get rid of the carbon emitted by air, land and sea transport.

Huge battery and thermal protection

Furthermore, Rolls-Royce claimed that the Spirit of Innovation can currently fly for more than 30 minutes on a single charge of its batteries, but it plans to develop batteries in so that the aircraft can fly up to 160km on a single charge.

The “Spirit of Innovation “is powered by a 400 kW electric motor and an energy-intensive propulsion battery containing 6,480 cells, equivalent, for example, to being able to power 7,500 smartphones.

In addition, the motor drives the fans at a rotational speed of 2,200 rpm, and to ensure that the huge battery stays cool during operation, a thermal protection system has been designed in Portuguese cork.

Flying taxis and hybrid planes

For its part, Rolls-Royce said the innovative vehicle could pave the way for technologies future, and even to flying taxis in the near future, which they can haul for via aerial in completely urban areas and the same technologies can be employed to produce hybrid electric passenger aircraft and all that can be applied in vehicles and activities of daily life.

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