British automobile manufacturer Rolls-Royce has decided to take to the skies the title of the conqueror of asphalt, which it has held for hundreds of years. The company has developed an all-electric aircraft it calls Spirit of Innovation, and on Wednesday, At Boscombe Down airport of the UK Defense Force extolled his project.
Developed with inspiration from the designs of racing planes of the 1930s, spending a total of 15 minutes in the air has created a milestone for all-electric, environmentally friendly air transport. Rolls Royce plans to break the speed record of 480 km per hour with Spirit of Innovation, and this flight realized by the project was an important step towards this record.
‘The most intensely powerful battery ever developed for an aircraft’
400 kilowadollars behind the propeller of the plane, Over 500 horsepower
There is an electric motor that can produce . Rolls-Royce claims that the battery pack developed for Spirit of Innovation is the most intensely powerful battery pack ever produced for an aircraft.
Behind the project are the British government and the Aviation Technology Institute, which carries out important research in the field of aviation in the country; therefore, the future of the project looks very bright. Rolls-Royce CEO Warren East said in a statement about the project: Decarbonising air, land and sea transport and we are focused on making the technological breakthroughs that society needs to seize the k opportunity of transitioning to net zero.. ”
East continued: It’s not just about breaking a world record; The advanced battery and propulsion technology developed for this program has exciting applications for the Urban Air Mobility market and To make “zero jet” (carbon emission-free jet) a reality may help. ”