Watch the world’s first electric VTOL jet take flight


Munich-based aeronautics firm Lilium Aviation has just achieved what has, until now, been a dream for technologists and transportation companies: it’s successfully completed a series of test flights with its all-electric vertical take-off-and-landing (VTOL) jet. The two-seater can travel up to 186 miles on a single charge, at a cruising speed of 186 miles an hour thanks to its 36 jet engines that use the aircraft’s wings for lift like a conventional aeroplane. With that, the fledgling firm is set to go up against major corporations in the race to be the first to deliver flying cars to the world.…This story continues at The Next Web

by Abhimanyu Ghoshal
#TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news
https://thenextweb.com/ca/2017/04/21/watch-the-worlds-first-electric-vtol-jet-take-flight/
 

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