This year an Air Race E aircraft has carried out the first-ever flight by an all-electric race plane.
As the competition’s founding partner, Airbus is playing an important role in developing a
platform to create cleaner and more efficient electric air vehicles.
According to Air Race E, the aircraft will hit speeds of more than 400 km/h just meters above the
ground as the world’s top pilots take part in the Air Race E series, which starts in 2023. This is
an important and incredible breakthrough for electric aviation.
The world’s first all-electric airplane competition, Air Race E is much more than just a thrilling
spectacle, it is a significant scientific development. As an official founding partner, Airbus is
providing the 17 teams with research data and industry expertise to help collectively drive the
development of cleaner, faster and more technologically advanced electric engines. Some of the
insights gained from the competition and more especially the lessons learned from making fly
propulsive electrical systems will be key assets for Airbus solutions (from urban air mobility to,
eventually, commercial aircraft).
IARF wishes the colleagues good speed and all the success in paving the way for electric
The Source: airracee.com