Rolls-Royce Claims Electric-Powered World Speed Record

Spirit of Innovation
Credit: Rolls-Royce
LONDON—Rolls-Royce claims it has broken the world speed record for an electric-powered aircraft­—555.9 kph (345.4 mph)—with its £6 million ($8.1 million) Spirit of Innovation. The aero-engine manufacturer said it has submitted data from a Nov. 16 flight at Boscombe Down, England, to the Federation...

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