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XPeng's X2 eVTOL scheduled to make first public flight this month

XPeng's X2 eVTOL scheduled to make first public flight this month

3 days ago

Electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft are one of those things that frequently get announced, but rarely get past the conceptual stage. According to a recent report, though, the X2 eVTOL should make its first public flight later this month.

Wisk Aero reveals 6th-gen autonomous four-seat electric air taxi

Wisk Aero reveals 6th-gen autonomous four-seat electric air taxi

3 days ago

Air mobility startup Wisk Aero has bumped up the passenger-carrying capacity of its upcoming air taxi from two to four, and none of those will be a pilot. The company intends to take its 6th-gen autonomous electric city hopper to market, and will now be seeking FAA type certification.

Blainjett's hemi-rotor concept promises unprecedented VTOL performance

Blainjett's hemi-rotor concept promises unprecedented VTOL performance

6 days ago

Blainjett's fascinating hemispheric rotor concept is a totally unique and left-field approach to VTOL flight. The company (no relation to me, for the record!) came up with the bones of the idea while working on the Horizon eVTOL hoverbike, which we covered back in January, and trying to solve the problem of how to generate lots of efficient vertical thrust without taking up large amounts of space or exposing bystanders to fast-spinning propellers.

Honda to launch more than 10 electric motorbikes by 2030

Honda to launch more than 10 electric motorbikes by 2030

7 days ago

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Doroni opens orders on its H1 personal lift & cruise eVTOL

Doroni opens orders on its H1 personal lift & cruise eVTOL

21 days ago

Doroni says it's just months away from a full-scale, flying prototype of its H1 two-seat personal eVTOL design. Where most in this space build the simplest and cheapest multicopter-style airframes possible, the H1 offers dedicated horizontal thrust, too.

Airbus to Test Future eVTOL Flying Taxi Routes in Japan

Airbus to Test Future eVTOL Flying Taxi Routes in Japan

24 days ago

The development of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft has piqued the interest of many prominent airlines in recent years. Carriers have invested millions of dollars into projects promising to deliver flying taxis capable of point-to-point urban travel.

United Airlines plans to buy up to 500 electric flying taxis

United Airlines plans to buy up to 500 electric flying taxis

a month ago

United Airlines is moving deeper into the flying taxi business. Not only has the airline plowed $15 million into Eve Air Mobility, it ordered 200 flying taxis and has an option for another 200. Embrarer previously worked with Uber on a flying taxi project that the latter eventually ditched.

Could eVTOL aircraft be the future of personal transport?

Could eVTOL aircraft be the future of personal transport?

a month ago

Volkswagen showed its eVTOL prototype in August. Obvious synergies. The value of the eVTOL market. Regulation of eVTOLs. So which car makers are involved? It previews a production eVTOL craft for China that would carry four passengers.

Ryse Recon buy 'n' fly eVTOL celebrates first manned flight

Ryse Recon buy 'n' fly eVTOL celebrates first manned flight

a month ago

American company Ryse Aerotech has released video of its first manned flight test, undertaken back in June. The Recon eVTOL is pitched as a buy 'n' fly ultralight aircraft that farmers and ranchers can put to immediate use without a pilot's license.