Rolls-Royce’s Accel Electric Aircraft Takes Flight

Credit: Rolls-Royce
LONDON—Rolls-Royce has completed the first flight of its electric-powered Spirit of Innovation aircraft, also known as Accel. The highly modified Sharp Nemesis NXT racing aircraft, which has been notionally described by engineers as a “battery with wings strapped on,” took to the air at Boscombe...

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