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British startup tests showed flying taxis

Британский стартап показал испытания летающего электротаксиThe developer expects that the flying taxi will be able to start production and start selling in the next four years.

In Britain, first showed tests of a prototype electric taxi vertical takeoff and landing. This is the first such development in the country.

The project is implemented by company Vertical Aerospace. Machines of this type have received the name eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing – electric vertical takeoff and landing).

As reports the edition, the developer expects that the flying taxi will be able to start production and start selling in the next four years. Before that you will need to obtain permission of the authorities responsible for safety.

As planned, a taxi will be able to work on the existing flight rules, as it will use existing aerial and heliport.

The development of the Aerospace Vertical will be able to carry up to four passengers and reach speeds of up to 186 mph (almost 300 km/h). It is assumed that the taxi is equipped with four vertically spaced screws, can fly up to 150 km, But its more powerful version, which is scheduled to release at an even later date, will be able to travel up to 800 km.

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