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World’s Fastest Electric Airplane Soars the Skies at Up to 200 MPH

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An all-electric version of the Long-ESA Aircraft now holds the title as the world's fastest electric plane, with a maximum speed of 202.6 MPH. Courtesy of Chip Yates, this maverick has also broken the record of the world's fastest electric motorcyle from his previous speed project. Dubbed as Flight of the Century, the electric plane piloted by Yates soared over the Mojave Desert after taking off from Inyokern Airport. Keen to push the limits of long range electric flight technology even further, Yates' team is also hoping to construct an electric aircraft with enough power to complete a 3,600 mile journey from New York to Paris. That's a target for 2014, although Yates wants to also wants to reach a top speed of 250 MPH with a future model. For the meantime, Yates is prepping the electric plane for a non-stop trans-Atlantic flight starting from Wisconsin scheduled next week. 

 



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