Rolls-Royce claims that the electric-powered innovation has set three new world record speeds, making it the fastest electric aircraft in the world. The company provided the information to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) — the World Air Sports Federation, which oversees and certifies the aeronautical and space research records. On November 16, 2021, the 15-speed 45 (GMT) aircraft reached a maximum speed of 555.9. He traveled more than 3 kilometers per hour (345.4 miles per hour), breaking the previous record of 213.04 kilometers per hour (132 miles per hour).

At the British Ministry of Defense’s Boskombe Down test site, the aircraft recorded a speed of 532.1 km / h (330 miles per hour) and more than 15 km / h at 292.8 km / h (182 miles per hour). Climb up to 3,000 meters in 60 seconds in 202 seconds. Rolls-Royce is looking to the FAI to confirm and publicly confirm the team’s recent success.


The record-breaking speed of 623 km (387.4 mph) per hour has made the spirit of innovation one of the fastest electric vehicles in the world, the company said.

Claiming the All-Electric World Speed ​​Record is a great achievement for ACLL and Rolls-Royce. I would like to thank our partners for this pioneering success, and in particular for their support of Electrophrite. The advanced battery and propulsion technology developed for this program has exciting applications for the advanced mobile mobility market. Following the world’s focus on COP26’s action needs, this is another milestone in the realization of ‘Jet Zero’ and our support for the technological breakthroughs that society needs to make carbohydrates for air, land and sea transport.

– Warren East, CEO, Rolls-Royce


Innovation is part of the ACCEL project. Half of the project funding will be provided by ATI Institute in collaboration with Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Innovation UK.

The aircraft was powered by a record-breaking 400 kW (500 + Hp) electric train and a super-powerful propulsion battery fitted to aerospace application. Rolls-Royce has partnered with YASA, an aerospace and automotive power trainer with aviation energy storage expert.


Also, impressive technical success, project and world record races provide valuable information for future electric power and all electric city mobility and hybrid aircraft. The features that air taxis require from batteries, for example, are very similar to those designed for Innovation spirit, the company said.

The Rolls-Royce has a history of breaking flight records and records, starting with Schneider Cup trophies in the early 1930s. In the spirit of innovation, Phil Odele, Director of Flight Operations and Rolls-Royce Flight Operations, was faster than 213.04 km / h and 213.04 km / h (132 mph) faster than Siemens eAircraft Extra 330 LE Aerobatic. A.D. No significant increase in speed has been seen in the history of the 2017 FIA Record Tests, highlighting the rapid pace of aerospace electrification, Rolls-Royce said.


Electric Flight is designed to change mobility just as it did with a jet engine 70 years ago. It is exciting to see our high-performance, extremely lightweight electric motors develop the spirit of innovation at these great speeds and to know that collaborative projects such as ACCEL will take us one step closer to becoming a reality-free electric flight business. all of them.

– Dr. Tim Walmer, Chief Technology Officer and Founder of YASA

The ACCEL program is backed by a record-breaking trial by Jaguar Land Rover and luxury watch maker and official timing partner Jaguar I-PACE for all electric zero emissions.

The plane took off from QinetiQ-operated MOD’s Boscombe Down site and flew profiles for record-breaking experiments in a C-1C electric room aircraft powered by FI guidelines. Experimental pilot, Electrophlitite Steve Jones flew the Invasion aircraft for a range of 15 km and a record speed of 3,000 meters.