All-electric Spirit of Innovation aircraft is the world’s fastest electric aircraft.

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Spirit of Innovation electric aircraft setting three new world records:
– at 15:45 (GMT) on 16 November 2021, the aircraft reached a top speed of 555.9 km/h (345.4 mph) over 3 kilometres, smashing the existing record by 213.04 km/h (132mph);
– the aircraft achieved 532.1km/h (330 mph) over 15 kilometres – 292.8km/h (182mph) faster than the previous record;
– the fastest time to climb to 3000 metres by 60 seconds with a time of 202 seconds.
The electric aircraft was propelled on its record breaking runs by a 400kW (500+hp) electric powertrain and the most power-dense propulsion battery pack ever assembled in aerospace.

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