The world of transportation is changing right before our eyes. All you have to is swing by our sister site Electrek to see just how rapidly technology is evolving in this area. Airbus, makers of airplanes, is in the midst of planning an incredible electric taxi that flies through the sky. With a range of 50-miles, passengers can plan on arriving twice as fast as a normal car.
Called the Vahana, it looks like a helicopter meets drone. I mean, this is straight out of science fiction. Eight propellors drive the taxi forward as tilting wings provide direction. The longer the flight, the cheaper it is to run. Regardless, using electricity is better for environment than traditional fuel.
So when will this all come to fruition? The best guess is some time in the next decade. But according to Airbus chief engineer Geoffrey Bower, “the vehicle is being built. Parts are being made as we speak…”
Source: Fast Company