<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "We have known for some time that Rolls Royce (whoever builds aircraft engines, not luxury cars) has worked diligently to develop electric propulsion systems that, he hopes, will fuel a new generation of zero-emissions, free-flying aircraft. expenses related to expensive fuel. The company has partnered with Airbus and Siemens to develop the E-Fan X hybrid aircraft and with Aston Martin on its Flying Concept Vision VTOL. He even showed his own The VTOL Concept at the Farnborough International Air Show"data-reactid =" 18 "> We have known for some time that Rolls Royce (whoever builds aircraft engines, not luxury cars) has worked diligently to develop electric propulsion systems that, he hopes, will fuel a new generation of zero-emissions, free-flying aircraft. expenses related to expensive fuel. The company has partnered with Airbus and Siemens to develop the E-Fan X hybrid aircraft and with Aston Martin on its Flying Concept Vision VTOL. He even showed his own The VTOL Concept at the Farnborough International Air Show.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "But now, Rolls-Royce has revealed its intention to build his ownelectric plane– partly funded by the UK government – in partnership with other UK companies YASA and Electroflight. Developed under the project name ACCEL (acceleration of flight electrification), the new aircraft is not only remarkable for its battery-only operation, it is also designed to earn the title of the fastest all-electric aircraft in the world, with the goal of reaching a top speed of 300 mph. In comparison, the current record was set in 2017 by an all-electric Siemans aircraft, with a top speed of only 210 mph. "Data-reactid =" 19 "> But now, Rolls-Royce has revealed its intention to build its ownelectric plane– partly funded by the UK government – in partnership with other UK companies YASA and Electroflight. Developed under the project name ACCEL (acceleration of flight electrification), the new aircraft is not only remarkable for its battery-only operation, it is also designed to earn the title of the fastest all-electric aircraft in the world, with the goal of reaching a top speed of 300 mph. In comparison, the current record was set in 2017 by an all-electric Siemans aircraft, which peaked at only 210 mph.

The recurring problem for electric aircraft manufacturers is that to increase distance and speed requires more power, which means more weight in the form of extra batteries. To remedy this problem, ACCEL will use some of the most energy-dense batteries ever created. This will allow it not only to allow the propulsion system to deliver a maximum power of just over 1,000 hp, but will also give the aircraft an autonomy of 200 km – long enough to fly from London in Paris.

The aircraft is small and sporty, the cockpit being positioned towards the rear of the aircraft behind a long nose which gives it a shape reminiscent of a vintage roadster. However, this design also has practical utility because the long nose section houses the battery banks needed to power the aircraft.

While this particular design will probably never be transformed into a production model, it is nevertheless an excellent point of reference for the progress made in the field of electric aircraft in just a few years. Rolls-Royce expects ACCEL to be completed by 2020, when it should also attempt to break its speed record.

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