While aerospace companies are thriving to develop electric aircraft that has practical range, aircraft engine maker and luxury car maker, Rolls-Royce, is gunning for the world’s fastest all-electric plane.
The marque has recently unveiled a project plane dubbed ACCEL, or Accelerating the Electrification of Flight, a single-passenger zero-emissions aircraft that has 300 mph (480 km/h) top speed set in its sight.
The all-electric aircraft was unveiled at unveiled last week at Gloucestershire airport in England. Key innovation is undoubtedly the battery system which the company said is the “most energy-dense battery pack ever assembled.”
It is so energy-dense that it could fuel 250 homes, or fly 200 miles (322 kilometers, London to Paris) on a single charge.
Driving the props are three 750 R lightweight e-motors developed by YASA in the U.K. The motors, when combined, delivers over 500 horsepower.
Interestingly, Rolls-Royce said that the props on ACCEL will spin at lower RPM compared to conventional plane to achieve a more stable and quieter ride.
You can learn more about the Rolls-Royce ACCEL All-Electric Plane over at Rolls-Royce website.
There is a plan there too, if you are like me, intrigued by the technicality of this soon-to-be the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft.