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The air taxi market prepares to take flight

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

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

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 h

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

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 a totally new approach to getting

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

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, Volocopte

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

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

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

Volocopter awarded key designation by European aviation safety regulator

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 rec

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

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 ag

Volocopter unveils a new eVTOL drone for heavy lift cargo flights

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 has unveil

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

“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

Hyundai is getting into the flying car business

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 divisio

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

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 actually try

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

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 other commercial

Volocopter reveals its first commercial aircraft, the VoloCity air taxi

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 startup Voloc

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

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 it builds out its t

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

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 service powered by its electric v