Airbus Sponsors Electric Air Race Airbus has become the founding partner for Air Race E, the first race series for electric aircraft. The inaugural event is planned for 2020 and will follow a format similar to the Air Race 1 pylon-racing series for piston-power aircraft. Eight electric-powered experimental-category aircraft will race against each other over five laps of a 1.5-km (0.9-mi.) oval circuit at speeds exceeding 400 kph (250 mph), at an altitude of 10 m (30 ft.). The University ...

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