World’s first five seater self-flying taxi unveiled


German startup, Lilium has unveiled the electric self-flying taxi that can seat up to five people. While only the prototype was revealed, the taxi finally completed its first test flight in which it soared and landed on the ground, earlier this month.

The device is equipped with 36 all-electric jet engines allowing it to take-off and land vertically and can travel up to 300 km in just 60 minutes. Lilium claims that the air taxi is capable of flying for one hour when fully charged.

Previously, many other companies have tested self-flying taxis that seat only two people at maximum, Lilium becomes the first company to reveal one which can accommodate five people.

The German company hopes to widely produce air taxis by mid-2020s.

Originally reported by BBC