Volkswagen unveils V.MO passenger drone prototype – 10-rotor eVTOL craft for four, up to 200 km range
Here’s a new entry in the field of urban air mobility. Volkswagen Group China unveiled the V.MO, its first electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) passenger drone prototype which is the latest development in its Vertical Mobility project that began in 2020.
The Vertical Mobility project was conceived to explore the next generation of mobility solutions, including urban air mobility and the extension of urban traffic into airspace, said Volkswagen. Nicknamed the “Flying Tiger” for its black and gold livery, its colour scheme was chosen to commemorate its launch in the Year of the Tiger on the Chinese lunar calendar.
According to Volkswagen, the V.MO is built based on existing autonomous driving solutions and battery technology for zero-emissions mobility. It employs eight rotors for vertical lift and two for horizontal flight, its X-wing configuration measures 11.2 m long and has a wingspan of 10.6 m.
The final, future iteration of the V.MO will be able to…