At this point, flying taxis taking to the skies of our cities is more of a ‘when’ instead of an ‘if’. The much-hyped eVTOL revolution is now another step closer with German firm Lilium unveiling its latest aircraft design.
The sleek piloted aircraft, pictured above, has seven seats and an approximately 150-mile (240 km) range. Flying at a cruising speed of 175 mph (280 km/h), the new Lilium aircraft will be able to handle long trips between cities as well as short trips within urban areas.
In the press statement for their new design, Lilium says it is planning a “launch network” in Florida, “with up to 14 vertiport development sites confirmed, to be built and operated by Lilium’s infrastructure partners.”
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