Dossier 53: The viability of electric urban transport aircraft

We are currently witnessing an explosion of projects for small, transport market and meeting the specification proposed by Uber Elevate. Most of these projects are still at the development stage and doubts remain as to whether they will be able to evolve into a mass-market operational means of transport in large numbers as claimed by their promoters. Such transport networks cannot emerge without the support of the authorities and a favourable reception by the general public, which requires environmental aspects to be dealt with satisfactorily and the system not to be seen as being reserved for an elite.

This report identifies the strengths of the various projects as well as the obstacles to their development in terms of performance, noise, cost and safety, and assesses the potential of eVTOLs to fulfil intra-urban and inter-city passenger transport missions in the medium term.

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Weight 300 g
Dimensions 24 × 16 × 1,7 cm



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