VW enters UAM sector by unveiling its passenger eVTOL prototype
Global automotive giant Volkswagen has taken a major step into the burgeoning urban air mobility (UAM) sector by unveiling the prototype of its electric takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL).
The snazzy-looking eVTOL was revealed in Beijing by Volkswagen Group China, which the German automotive company set up in 2020 as a greenhouse for UAM projects. Since then, the unit’s Vertical Mobility section has researched opportunities and technologies to permit the famous car company to elevate its transport activities above the world’s increasingly clogged roads using emission-free next-generation aircraft. The relatively quick result of that was presentation of the group’s first validation model – or V.MO. – which will serve as the prototype for testing slated to start later this year.
Nicknamed “Flying Tiger” for its black and gold livery, Volkswagen’s eVTOL is being developed to transport up to four passengers and their luggage over…