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May 26, 2018 - 05:18 pm

Uber to test air taxis in Paris

The ride-share company Uber is working on the development of electric air taxis and announced their first research and development center outside of the USA, which will open in Paris in Fall this year.

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May 12, 2018 - 08:46 pm

Uber presents tentative air taxi design

Uber has brought their latest flying cab design to their second annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles. The ride hail company hopes to be using their drone-like “flying car” for personal taxi transport as of 2023.

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Apr 22, 2018 - 06:49 pm

Bye Aerospace’s first electric plane takes off

Bye Aerospace, or better, Hi electric flying, as the start-up’s Sun Flyer 2 has successfully managed its maiden flight. The two-seater electric plane runs on Li-ion batteries by LG Chem and is said to be capable to stay airborne for up to 3.5 hours.

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Feb 15, 2018 - 06:46 pm

Eviation Aircraft sets sights on Kokam batteries

The israeli startup Eviation Aircraft, which raised some eyebrows at last years Paris Air Show with the prototype of its electrical light aircraft “Alice”, has officially announced the source for the batteries they will be using in their planes: South Korea’s Kokam. 

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Feb 8, 2018 - 06:21 pm

Samad Aerospace introduces hybrid VTOL aircraft

A three-engine, hybrid-electric airplane was unveiled by the British aviation startup and will be called the Starling Jet. It will be able to take off and land vertically, and offers 10 seats. A flight range of up to 2,400 km is made possible by burning diesel once airborne.

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Jan 17, 2018 - 04:36 pm

Electric drone to shuttle passengers across London

British start-up Autonomous Flight is working on a drone capable of carrying commuters from central London to Heathrow airport in 12 min. The Y6S VTOL is set to take-off this year and the company is not alone in its ambition to take the last virgin airspace left.

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Jan 11, 2018 - 05:19 pm

Boeing unveils electric-powered cargo drone (video)

U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing presents the prototype of an unmanned VTOL model, capable of carrying a payload of up to 225 kilos. The aircraft’s dimensions are 4.57 x 5.49 x 1.22 metres, it weighs 339 kilos and features eight counter rotating blades.

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Nov 9, 2017 - 11:26 pm

Uber will trial its electric aircrafts in L.A.

Uber has closed a cooperation deal with U.S. space agency NASA to realise tests of its “flying cars” also above Los Angeles. As reported, Uber extends its project called Uber Elevate in order to create a network for its planned on-demand service.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2017/11/09/uber-will-trial-electric-aircrafts-l/
09.11.2017 23:25