Urban electric air taxis will have their place. But these vertical takeoff-and-landing hybrids could pioneer a new category in regional transport.
The JetRacer can also soar to altitudes of nearly 10,000 feet and can carry up to 440 pounds.
The personal aircraft can reach speeds of 63 mph and doesn’t require a license to fly.
Zuri’s 2.0 vertical takeoff and landing aircraft will be competing against conventional regional jets as a faster, less-expensive alternative.
Vox’s fixed wings have four embedded rotors for vertical takeoff and a separate propeller for forward thrust, giving it a 300-knot top end.
The French-designed Ascendance AETA uses hybrid propulsion, with electric for vertical take off and landing, and diesel for forward flight.
Bell’s HSVTOL series mixes technology from its V-22 Osprey tilt rotor with its civilian eVTOL concepts to reach 460 mph at an extended range.
The Jetson One requires no pilot’s license and is easy to fly. “We just want to have fun,” says the designer about the one-person eVTOL.