Volocity is a flying taxi designed by the German company Volocopter that was presented in 2019 and redesigned in 2020. Now the company has shown the first images of the first flight. This flight was by remote control and it was in December 2021 in Bruchsal, Germany. The brand was secured that this flight was safe, because they tested it with 1,500 more flights.
This vehicle is an eVTOL. The company said about this first flight that “When the Volocity got out from the hangar and went in the airfield, we contained the breathing because of the flying test that we had waited for 11 years to make”.
The Volocity has a flying autonomy of 35 km with a maximum speed of 110 km/h. Inside it has a capacity for two passengers and hand luggage, with a capacity of 200 kilogrammes. It works with 18 electric engines and nine rechargeable lithium ion batteries that can be replaced in five minutes.
The plan of the company is to have it for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. That is why Volocopter has made some flights in the French city, to prove them where they want to make the first service.
The new type of mobility is very interesting for the humans, but for the planet too. The new VTOL used to be eVTOL, as this is, electric flying vehicles that produce less pollution than the others. In addition, the usual taxis have the problem of the traffic, but this aerotaxis could solve this problem, as others. The future of the flying vehicles is so close, and projects like this are the evidence of that, projects that are ambitious and want to make the service in two years. It looks like this German company will make it, the next step is making a flight with people inside and it looks like prepared.