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This is the flying taxi of the (near) future

This is the flying taxi of the (near) future

 

The Lilium jet may look like somebody's wacky concept of a futuristic aircraft that will never be able to fly, but that couldn't be further from the truth. It has recently completed a series of flight tests in Munich, Germany, proving that the first all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) jet is capable of taking to the skies.

The first series of tests remotely controlled a two-seater prototype from the ground. Its ultimate goal, however, is to release a five-seater version that can fit whole families and groups of friends. What gives the Lilium potential to become a great personal jet is that it doesn't need a runway. It can take off and land like a helicopter from your backyard, even if it's within the city.

The vehicle also promises a range of 300km and speeds up to 300km/h. 

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