Gallery: The Cri-Cri Breaks the Electric Aircraft Speed Record

 

Remember the Cri-Cri, the world’s smallest electric plane? In August, we wrote how the vehicle had made its first maiden flight near Paris, and now it has shattered the speed record for electric aircraft by travelling at 162 mph. The record was previously been set by an Italian team in 2009 who had travelled at 155 mph — but the amazing thing is that the Cri-Cri was not even trying its hardest.

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  1. All-Electric Sonex Airc... December 15, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    […] Electric aircraft are becoming more and more common to the point where they are rapidly breaking each others speed records. However this month is still seeing maiden flights, namely that of The Sonex Aircraft, LLC E-Flight Initiative’s proof-of-concept electric-powered Waiex aircraft. […]

  2. mkass December 8, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    This is cool. Now they should think about using the DBM Energy battery system from Germany that seems to have an amazing range: http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/2010/10/electric-car-drives-375-miles-at-55-mph-recharges-in-6-minutes/

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