Rolls-Royce’s all-electric airplane smashes record with 387.4 MPH top speed

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Looks like it was designed by Pixar


It also claimed the top speed of 345.4 MPH over a 3 kilometer (1.86 mile) course and lowest time to a 3,000 meter (9,843 feet) altitude (202 seconds). The records have yet to be certified, but if the 345.5 MPH speed stands, it would beat the current record of 213 MPH — held by a Siemens-powered Extra 330LE — by an impressive 132 MPH.


Can’t really afford it. I’ll wait for the Rolls Royce all electrical lighter.


I know this isn’t the first (or only) electric airplane, but I am looking forward to whatever learnings they make from this “Spirit of Innovation”!


That is a gorgeous plane. Wonder what the battery charge and depletion time would be. Must be some impressive batteries to power a machine like that.