AutoFlight, a developer of next-generation craft for air taxi operation, has announced the current version of its Prosperity I plane set a world record for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) flight by covering over 250 kilometers on a single charge.

AutoFlight made the announcement today, saying the Gen4 iteration of Prosperity I broke the previous 248 km record set by Joby in 2021 with a 250.64 km flight. AutoFlight said the mark was set February 23 when its eVTOL air taxi prototype completed 20 circuits of a predefined flight track at the company’s European test base in Augsburg, Germany.

In addition to using what the company called Prosperity I’s own state-of-the-art avionics, the remotely piloted flight also relied on third-party ForeFlight systems to provide independent verification of the record distance covered.

Read: AutoFlight’s Prosperity I eVTOL air taxi passes transition test [Video]

While AutoFlight cheered the…