German drone taxi manufacturer Volocopter has unveiled a new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that can transport up to four passengers on routes of 62 miles (100 km) at a speed of 112 miles per hour (180 kmph).
Bigger, more efficient Volocopter drone taxi: VoloConnect
VoloConnect, which is expected to achieve certification within the next five years, is designed with a vision to connect suburbs to cities. Its hybrid lift-and-push design technique allows the compact aircraft to remain naturally stable and efficient during forward flight, while maintaining a low stall speed.
Volocopter says the drone taxi’s development comes in response to a strong growing market demand for long-range intra-city missions. The new aircraft will be seamlessly integrated into the company’s existing portfolio of urban air mobility (UAM) ecosystem solutions: VoloDrone, VoloCity, VoloPort, and VoloIQ digital platform.
Check out VoloConnect’s specifications: