Taxi of the future? Electric plane that takes off VERTICALLY has successfully completed first test flight

Lilium Aviation has just successfully tested the world's first VTOL five-seater plane taxi

Science fiction has been promising us flying cars for decades - and it seems like they're nearly here.

German company Lilium has completed a successful test flight of the world's first vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) electric jet.

The electric two-seater has a cruising range of 300km and is being pegged as the future of personal transportation. Uber may have a snazzy app but its cars can't fly - yet .

During the test flight - conducted in Germany - the craft...
source: The Daily Mirror

2017-04-21 14:49
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