This Startup Wants To Make Air Taxis Affordable For Commuters

This Startup Wants To Make Air Taxis Affordable For Commuters
Automotive

German startup Lilium created an all electric jet to cut a passenger's average commute to one-fifth the normal time

Zack Palm
  • 5 october 2017

Rather than developing an electric car taxi service, German startup company Lilium wants passengers to go on electric jets to get them to their desired destinations.

The taxi service would operate similar to Uber as customers purchase their seat on the electric jet and request a pick up at one of the company’s landing pads. Passengers won’t have to break their bank accounts to take one of these jets to work as the German startup want customers to first pay $36 per trip at the beginning of the program. As the program continues customers could expect to pay all the way down to $6 per trip. Lilium’s electric jets comfortable seat five, have the capacity to travel up to 180 miles flying at 180 miles per hour on a single charge, and release zero emissions during travel.

The team at Lilium plan to have a working jet by 2019 and a usable taxi service completed by 2025.

Lilium

Rather than developing an electric car taxi service, German startup company Lilium wants passengers to go on electric jets to get them to their desired destinations.

The taxi service would operate similar to Uber as customers purchase their seat on the electric jet and request a pick up at one of the company’s landing pads. Passengers won’t have to break their bank accounts to take one of these jets to work as the German startup want customers to first pay $36 per trip at the beginning of the program. As the program continues customers could expect to pay all the way down to $6 per trip. Lilium’s electric jets comfortable seat five, have the capacity to travel up to 180 miles flying at 180 miles per hour on a single charge, and release zero emissions during travel.

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