Uber Elevate has driven investment in eVTOLs into the billions, but the unit’s future is uncertain. Can the industry survive its demise?
Vermont-based eVTOL startup Beta Technologies is ready for advanced flight testing with its new Alia aircraft, unveiled on June 12.
Beta Technologies’ newly revealed charging station for eVTOL air taxis could also help route emergency supplies in a crisis.
Don’t count on air taxis serving as flying “designated drivers,” and other lessons from the 2018 helicopter crash that killed five FlyNYON passengers.
A new composite manufacturing technique currently being used for bicycle frames might help eVTOL aircraft production take off.
Tomorrow’s electric air taxi manufacturers are drawing inspiration from the automotive industry, not just traditional aerospace.
The reaction to 15 helicopters in the air at one time was immediate and resentful. Will city dwellers tolerate many times that number of air taxis?
Every single one of these challenges must be successfully overcome for the eVTOL air taxi industry to take off.
eVTOL companies will need to win hearts and minds — not just certifications.