Volocopter

Joby Aviation and Volocopter gave the public a vivid glimpse of what the future of aviation might look like this weekend, with both companies performing brief demonstration flights of their…

Joby, Volocopter fly electric air taxis over New York City

Volocopter, a German startup building electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles, has secured $182 million for the second signing of its Series E round. That’s on top of the…

Volocopter raises $182M to bring air taxi closer to certification

German electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) startup Volocopter conducted its first crewed public test flight in Italy Thursday morning. The flight launched from a vertiport built at Rome’s Fiumicino…

Volocopter completes crewed eVTOL test flight out of Rome vertiport

Volocopter’s drone taxi is one step closer to entering service. The German firm has revealed that its four-seat electric VTOL aircraft, the VoloConnect, completed its first flight in May.

Volocopter’s longer-range drone taxi completes its first test flights

Volocopter, the startup out of southern Germany (Bruchsal) that has been developing electric VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft and a business model for operating them in taxi-style fleets in…

Volocopter raises $170M, now valued at $1.87B, to fuel first commercial launches of flying taxi fleet in 2024

Ride-hailing and e-scooters caused chaos for cities across the United States, even as companies promised they would fix more problems than they created. The city of Los Angeles — eager…

How Los Angeles is preparing for the air taxi takeoff

Electric air mobility is gaining elevation. But there’s going to be some turbulence ahead.

The air taxi market prepares to take flight

Germany electric aviation startup Volocopter revealed Monday a new electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft targeting the suburban-to-city commuter. The four-seater VoloConnect is designed to have a range of 62…

Volocopter debuts a bigger eVTOL aimed at the city-suburban commute

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In a year where mass transit on airplanes, trains and buses has had lower traveler numbers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the startups hoping to pioneer…

‘Flying taxi’ startup Volocopter picks up another $241M, says service is now two years out

If your sad-faced technology mantra is “we were promised flying cars and all we got were these shitty internet trolls,” never fear, Germany-based autonomous air mobility startup, Volocopter, wants to…

Volocopter kicks off pre-sales for its first air taxi flights — with a wait time of 2-3 years

Autonomous air mobility company Volocopter has added to the Series C funding round it announced in September 2019. The German electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft maker announced €50…

Volocopter extends Series C funding to $94M with backing from logistics giant DB Schenker and others

Air mobility startup Volocopter will be working together with on-demand transportation, food delivery and payments company Grab on a feasibility study around air mobility in Southeast Asia. The joint study…

Volocopter and Grab to study the feasibility of deploying air taxi services in Southeast Asia

Electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft maker Volocotper has received a Design Organization Approval (DOA) from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This is basically a recognition by…

Volocopter awarded key designation by European aviation safety regulator

Autonomous drone-based transportation startup Volocopter has revealed its first partner for its new VoloDrone industrial and commercial electric vertical take-off and landing craft: John Deere. The agricultural and industrial heavy…

Volocopter and John Deere team up for a crop-spraying autonomous agricultural drone

Urban air mobility company Volocopter has focused its efforts to date on getting its passenger electric drone business off the ground — literally, in fact. But now, the German startup…

Volocopter unveils a new eVTOL drone for heavy lift cargo flights

“Flying cars” — airborne vehicles designed for urban and other short-distance commutes to replace conventional private automobiles — are (at best) still years away from being a reality, with significant…

Sources: Lilium is looking to raise up to $500M for its electric flying taxis

Hyundai Motor Group has launched a new air mobility division aimed at developing technology for the commercialization of flying cars, the latest company to dive into the emerging industry. The…

Hyundai is getting into the flying car business

The promise of flying cars has become an idea more synonymous with the tech world’s shortcomings than its exciting potential, but today one of the startups that has been focused on…

Volocopter raises $55M led by Volvo owner Geely, sets 3-year timeline for its flying taxi service

The Volocopter 2X air taxi vehicle is now the first electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) craft to fly at an international airport, fully integrated into the same airspace as…

Volocopter’s 2X eVTOL records a first with flight at Helsinki International Airport

It’s a race to the skies in terms of which company actually deploys an on-demand air taxi service based around electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft. For its part, German…

Volocopter reveals its first commercial aircraft, the VoloCity air taxi

Lilium, the developer of a new electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle for a novel flying taxi service, has poached some pretty big former executives from Airbus and Audi as…

Electric flying taxi service Lilium poaches key hires from Audi, Airbus

So how far out are flying cars that you can actually hail via an app, get inside and be whisked off to your destination? Germany based Volocopter reckons a commercial…

Volocopter: Expect our flying taxis running for real in “two to three years”