Rolls-Royce is one of the industry-leading companies in the automotive industry. And now it's after something bigger; the ACCEL (Accelerating the Electrification of Flight), which is a single-passenger, zero-emission electric plane aiming the new speed record.
Electric vehicles are now in high demand and many companies trying to change the game and produce something better for the environment, and it seems like people are also willing to contribute to this since a lot of people started to choose electric vehicles over old, gasoline vehicles.
The electric vehicle wave started with cars jumped into planes too. We've seen a lot of different news about electric planes, and now Rolls-Royce unveiled an electric plane that will change the whole game. The British company unveiled its zero-emissions, electric aircraft on December 19, at Gloucestershire Airport.
With the new electric plane, Rolls-Royce aims to break the record speed of 300 miles per hour this spring (the current record is 210 miles per hour).
Rob Watson, director of Rolls-Royce Electrical said, "This is not only an important step towards the world-record attempt but will also help [...] to ensure that we are at the forefront of developing technology that can play a fundamental role in enabling the transition to a low carbon global economy."
He also said, "Building the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft is nothing less than a revolutionary step change in aviation and we are delighted to unveil the Accel project plane."
In the global world, where we're becoming more and more aware of global warming and climate change more than previous generations, these kinds of innovations seem to be important to create a certain perspective among people and the next generations.
Flygskam, also known as Flight Shame, movement, which aims to lower the number of flights and encourage people to stop taking flights to lower their carbon footprints, increased the attempts to create electric planes since the aviation industry is responsible for 2% of global man-made carbon-dioxide emissions.
Matheu Parr, ACCEL Project Manager, Rolls-Royce, said, "We’re gaining the know-how to not only pioneer the field of electric-powered, zero-emissions aviation - but to lead it. At this point, our confidence is sky high."