Volocopter Full-Sized VoloCity Electric Flying Taxi Prototype First Flight
Volocopter’s full-sized VoloCity electric flying taxi prototype has just completed its maiden voyage after previously logging 1,500 test flights in the past decade. This electric aircraft comes equipped with 18 rotors connected to 18 electric motors, all powered by 9 rechargeable batteries.



You won’t see this flying from New York City to London, as it’s designed for short city trips of up to 22 miles at a top speed of 62 mph. Most importantly, its batteries can be swapped out in a mere 5-minutes, making it perfect for getting to and from sporting events or just the office. There are two seats and just enough space for carry-on luggage after summoning the aircraft with a smartphone.
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Volocopter Full-Sized VoloCity Electric Flying Taxi Prototype First Flight

Today, we celebrate a remarkable achievement: the culmination of our aspiration to create a better future in which electric aircraft and emission-free flights are the new dimension of global mobility. As Volocopter taxis toward this new frontier, it will make urban flights just a few smartphone clicks away. These moments demonstrate how our pioneering spirit will bring our vision to life before our very eyes,” said the company.

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