Move over commercial airlines, eVTOLs are the new cool kids in town. These electric air taxis and sky limos can take off and land from vertiports in busy cities or travel faster than a train from private airports across regions.
Looks like the AAM sector is really taking off, with funding soaring higher and higher! Looks like eVTOLs are flying high with $6.9 billion in investments in 2021, soaring past the $1 billion mark from three years ago. Startups going public, automakers and airlines jumping on board – the certification fast track is in sight!
Looks like we’ll have to wait another decade before we can all fly like superheroes. Manufacturers are in a hurry to get their planes off the ground and into the skies.
From sci-fi dreams to real-life schemes, air taxis are finally taking off! Seven models ready to soar by 2025!
1 Joby Aviation eVTOL
Experience the future of air travel with Joby Aviation’s cutting-edge eVTOL technology. We are proud to be working alongside the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to certify our innovative aircraft for commercial air-taxi service by 2025. Since 2018, the company has been tirelessly testing various iterations of its electric craft and has emerged as a leading contender in the highly competitive eVTOL race.
Experience the future of aviation with our cutting-edge electric aircraft. Boasting six powerful propellers and four batteries seamlessly integrated into its wings, this aircraft can travel up to an impressive 150 miles and reach a top speed of 200 mph. Experience the comfort of seating up to four passengers and a pilot.
With its inception dating back to 2009, this public enterprise is among the pioneers of the rapidly expanding electric air taxi industry. Boasting of substantial funding, Toyota has invested almost $400 million towards the development and production of Joby’s eVTOL.
2 Volocopter VoloCity
Introducing the Volocopter VoloCity – the revolutionary two-seater eVTOL that utilizes 18 powerful rotors to effortlessly transport you up to 22 miles through the skies. Get ready Paris! The German company is gearing up to launch their commercial services just in time for the highly anticipated 2024 Summer Olympics. The company is diligently working towards obtaining certification from the esteemed European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
3 Ehang EH216
Experience the future of transportation with the EH216 from Ehang, a cutting-edge Chinese firm. This sleek, bubble-shaped vehicle is fully autonomous, allowing for a seamless and stress-free ride. With room for two passengers and no pilot, the EH216 is the ultimate in modern travel. Rest assured that the aircraft is under constant surveillance by a vigilant control center on the ground.
In the unlikely event of an emergency, the control center is equipped to take over and safely land the aircraft. Experience the freedom of traveling up to 21 miles on a single charge with a top speed of 80 mph. EHang has recently announced that it has received an impressive pre-order for 50 eVTOLs from AirX, a renowned Japanese helicopter flight-booking platform.
The company has plans to utilize these cutting-edge vehicles for air-taxi services and tourism, making it a significant milestone for the aviation industry. EHang is on a mission to obtain certification from the esteemed Civil Aviation Administration of China, paving the way for commercial operations to take flight as early as 2025.
4 Archer Midnight
Experience the ultimate in comfort and versatility with the Archer Midnight. With ample space for up to four passengers and a skilled pilot, this aircraft can effortlessly transport a payload of up to 1,000 pounds. Experience the future of transportation with the eVTOL. With a top speed of 150 mph and a range of up to 100 miles, this revolutionary aircraft can cut your 90-minute ground trip down to a mere 10-minute flight. Soar through the skies at a comfortable cruising altitude of 2,000 feet and arrive at your destination in style and efficiency.
Experience the ultimate urban adventure with The Midnight. Our electric bike is designed to handle rapid, back-to-back 20-mile trips in and around cities with ease. Experience the tranquility of Archer’s revolutionary aircraft, which boasts a noise level up to 100 times quieter than a traditional helicopter.
Experience the power of six batteries and 12 tilt rotors with our aircraft, allowing for seamless vertical takeoff and landing. Experience the seamless transition from vertical to horizontal flight with six pivoting rotors. Experience lightning-fast charging times with our batteries, taking only 10 minutes to fully charge between flights.
With a clear goal in mind, the company is diligently working towards obtaining FAA certification by 2024. Anticipated deliveries are set to commence in 2025. United Airlines has made a significant investment in the future of air travel by placing a $10-million deposit for 100 of the cutting-edge eVTOL aircraft.
5 Autoflight Prosperity 1
By 2025, Autoflight plans to commence commercial operations for its four-person air taxi, Prosperity 1, upon receiving EASA certification. With a design center nestled in the heart of Munich, our firm is poised to bring you the latest in cutting-edge design. And with manufacturing taking place in China, we’re able to offer you the highest quality products at an affordable price.
Experience the speed and range of the eVTOL, capable of flying at speeds exceeding 130 mph and traveling over 150 miles. Introducing the Prosperity 1 – the perfect aircraft for those who value both comfort and functionality. With a spacious cabin that accommodates three passengers and a pilot, this aircraft boasts a remarkable maximum payload of over 900 pounds. Experience the ultimate hybrid of a helicopter and a fixed-wing plane with our innovative design. Experience the innovative design of our aircraft that utilizes rotors for lift and seamlessly transitions to a fixed-wing operation during flight.
6 Lilium Jet
Be one of the first to experience the future of transportation with Lilium’s Pioneer Edition. This exclusive model is now available for order at a price of $10 million. With certification expected by the end of 2025, you can soon soar through the skies in style and luxury.
Don’t miss your chance to be a pioneer in the world of aviation. Experience luxury travel with our spacious jet that comfortably accommodates up to six passengers and their luggage. Experience the convenience of ample storage space for up to three golf bags in the storage area located behind the last two rows. Elevate your Pioneer Edition experience with personalized amenities, including the coveted plug-in sky bar module.
Exciting news! The renowned company, Volare Aviation’s subsidiary, eVolare, has recently placed an order for 10 Lilium Pioneer Editions. And that’s not all – they have also secured an option to purchase an additional 10 units.
7 Vertical Aerospace VX4
Get ready to soar into the future with Vertical Aerospace’s VX4, set to take flight for commercial use by the middle of this decade. Experience the future of air travel with the latest innovation from a UK-based company. Our cutting-edge eVTOL boasts a spacious cabin that can comfortably accommodate four passengers and one skilled pilot.
Enjoy the serene and tranquil flight as our state-of-the-art technology ensures a near-silent journey. With a remarkable range of up to 100 miles and a cruise speed of 150 mph, you can reach your destination in no time. Vertical Aerospace, in collaboration with Honeywell and Rolls-Royce, is set to obtain global certification for its aircraft, making it available for use by airlines and other transportation partners.