Rolls-Royce (R-Ore. ) wants to build the fastest electric aircraft to date, according tomedia reports, and the company hopes to do so in its ACCELERATed flight electrification (ACCEL) program. Through the plan, Rollo will open the door to green air travel, and in fact the company has received financial support from the government.
If all goes according to plan, ACCEL will be the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft. The company announced last week that it would officially launch the electric aircraft at Gloucestershire Airport.
Rowro noted that their team has begun studying the ACCEL aircraft’s power propulsion system and plans to integrate it before next spring’s record-breaking flight. Rollo expects its electric aircraft to fly at 300mph or more.
In addition to unveiling the project’s aircraft, Rollo has also introduced the ionBird test framework, which will be used for power propulsion system testing before it is finally installed on the aircraft. The company plans to begin testing in the coming months.
In addition, Rollo said, their project aircraft will use a battery pack with the highest power density ever built for the aircraft. With the talk, the ACCEL aircraft can fly 200 miles at a full time, which is the distance from Paris to London, which Mr Rowro says is equivalent to providing energy to 250 homes.