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Watch: Volocopter’s New 4-Passenger eVTOL Takes Its Maiden FlightVolocopter isn’t focusing all its attention on one eVTOL; it’s spreading it around. Less than two months after the VoloCity completed its maiden flight, the German air taxi start-up announced that another prototype, the VoloConnect, did the same in May. The eVTOL’s first flight means the company has now distinct aircrafts currently undergoing testing in the air. (www.msn.com) More...
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how long does it take to charge? i know my boss has a Tesla and it takes a while to charge, even with the super charger. so are they going to have so many of these things sitting around so one can be in use while another one is charging?
LOL... Keep in mind that thing has 6 Electric Motors. 4 for Live, to for forward motion... That is going to be a lot of batteries and very heavy! To say the least.
And each fast charging station takes KWs many more than some places can supply.
These people are braver than I am... So now we have an electric plan that can fly 4 hours and take 12 hours to charge! Work out the cost of the Batteries and also the Cost of Electricity to charge them.. This is a no brainer... I will never get on one of those things, LOL.. I can see now you fly for 4 hours, Leave at 8 in the morning, Park and have a generator to come out to charge you for 8 hours running more diesel fuel, plus the other costs of the generator so that you can save gas, when you could have been at your destination hours ago...
Gotta agree, although it's coming some day, it's no where close to replacing fossil fuels.
LOL... Not like they can open a Fuel Cap and fill it up....
All electric aircraft with out onboard fossil fueled generators is a fanasty other then for Joy rides of very nich needs. Fossil Fueled Aircraft as today will be with us for at least the next 100 yrs and I can see Methane and Hydrogen becoming part of the Fuel mix especially for Suborbital and very low earth orbital flights, New York to Tokyo or London to Sydney. When someone builds a drown with a Gas Turbine Generator powering 4+ electric motor Ducked Fans then maybe we have a passanger DRone that will will make it into the interCity taxi service. Only an Elon Musk type will have the foresight to develop such a Aircraft during this silliness of a Green Energy future. The only real reliable renewable fuel is Hydrogen or Methane produced by decaying waste and there is no enough of that yet.