The World’s First Electric Vertical Take-⁠off & Landing Uber

The Lilium Jet Air Taxi takes off and lands like a helicopter and should begin service for passager’s even sooner than its announced start date of 2025. Initially planned as a private aircraft, the electric aircraft will now be used for an Uber-like air taxi service. It uses 36 individual electric ducted fans for propulsion, with the wings and fuselage providing most of the lift during flight, resulting in a range of 186 miles at 186 mph.

Its design was conceived by a former automotive designer, and the company is already scouting cities interested in being among the first to host the service.