Electric flying taxis may operate for Paris2024 – plans to make history
In summer next year the Olympics will be underway in Paris.
The athletes will hope to make history but so will one aviation start-up Volocopter.
If all goes to plan its two-seater electric aircraft, VoloCity, will be carrying passengers around Paris. It will be the first service in Europe to use an electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL) aircraft.
Volocopter expects to get the European aerospace regulator, EASA, to clear its machine. If successful the VoloCity will carry passengers in the next few months so they can be ready for the Olympics.
“Everything is ready and set to go for the middle of next year,” says Christian Bauer, the German company’s chief financial officer.
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