Germany orders electric air taxis to carry emergency doctors

Dec. 16, 2020
The joint announcement Tuesday provides further evidence of the commercial potential of vertical takeoff air taxis, coming less than a week after Singapore said it plans to launch the world’s first such service, Richard Weiss reports for Bloomberg.

MUNICH - Germany’s biggest air-ambulance operator has ordered two electric air taxis to evaluate their potential in a pioneering role speeding doctors to patients, Richard Weiss reports for BloombergContinue reading original article.

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

December 16, 2020 -Last week, Volocopter announced it was launching air taxi services in Singapore. Now, the Bruchsal, Germany-based manufacturer is being tapped by its home country to provide "air taxis" to bring doctors to patients as a less expensive option than traditional rotorcraft. The eVTOL has a range of 22 miles and has a top speed of 68 MPH.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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