Electric ‘flying taxi’ prototype unveiled by German start-up

Lilium says electric jet-powered five-seater aircraft could be in service by 2025 A new flying taxi has been unveiled by German start-up Lilium, which claims the vertical take-off craft could be the basis for an on-demand air service within six years. The electric jet-powered five-seater aircraft is designed to travel up to 300km, a journey that would take it an hour at top speed. While a app-based air taxis in multiple cities by 2025. The latest iteration, with room for a pilot and four passengers, will be the template for Liliums mass production model. With sufficient economy of scale, Lilium believes fares would be around $70 (55) per head for a cross-city hop from, for example, JFK airport to Manhattan. …