Air Taxi Startup : Tesla’s Top Investor Invest Unveils Lilium Flying Taxi.

By admin | June 9, 2020

Air Taxi Startup : Tesla’s Top Investor Invest Unveils Lilium Flying Taxi.

Baillie Gifford, Tesla’s top external investor, has invested $35 million in Lilium, a German start-up vying to become a major player in the emerging “air taxi” space.

Munich-headquartered Lilium made waves last year with the maiden flight of its five-seater electric aircraft, the Lilium Jet. The vehicle takes off and lands vertically, similar to a helicopter, but is powered by 36 electric jet engines placed in two sets of wings. Read Full Story 

Here are some air Taxi Startups you may have missed.

Air Taxi Startups

Joby (most well-funded at $720m; service launch date (LD): 2023; Toyota partner)

Volocopter (LD 2022, Daimler partner)

Lilium (LD 2025)

Elevate (LD 2023, part of Uber)

Joby’s targets: speed 200 mph, range 150 miles.

 

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