The aerospace company believes the ACCEL will be able to hit speeds in excess of 300 mph next year.
Powered by a 750 hp electric engine, the plane completed its first successful flight on Tuesday.
The main requirement of Air Race E is the ability to go fast.
According to Kevin Noertker, the most efficient path to a fully electric future is a partially electric present.
The bird’s 400-mile, zero-emission range makes it especially interesting.
The company is building the 300 mph ACCEL airplane to break the all-electric aircraft speed record.
Eviation’s Alice is an all-electric, nine-person aircraft that may help replace fossil fuel-burning commuter planes.