We’ve seen human carrying drone developments from the likes of Ehang of China and Airbus with the aim of selling fleets of them to taxi operators.
Now, Volocopter of Germany, says it’s had $30 million from Daimler to develop a five-seater VTOL flying EV for taxi use. The plan is to demo it in Q4.
Flying taxis are catching the entrepreneurial imagination.
Besides Ehang, Airbus and Volocopter, there are Lilium Jet and eVolo of Germany and Terrafugia and Joby Aviation of the US.