Rolls-Royce’s all-electric Spirit of Innovation takes to the skies for the first time.
Rolls-Royce said Friday its electric aircraft had reached a maximum speed of 623 kilometers per hour (a little over 387 miles per hour), with the firm claiming this made the airplane the “world’s fastest all-electric vehicle.”
In a statement Rolls-Royce — not to be confused with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, which is owned by BMW — said it believed the so-called “Spirit of Innovation” was the planet’s “fastest all-electric aircraft.”
To this end, it will be submitting three claims for world records to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. These are: the aircraft hitting a top…