New World Record for Electric Planes: 202.6 MPH

As our colleagues at Discovery point out, a new speed record for electric airplanes was just established by Chip Yates (who also holds the record for fastest run on an electric motorcycle). Yates reached 202.6 miles per hour in an electric version of Burt Rutan’s Long-EZ.

This definitely broke the SkySpark's record.

More details and photos at Discovery.

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