GM surprises with Cadillac eVTOL air taxi at CES 2021

Jan. 14, 2021
More of a personal aircraft or drone than a flying car, GM plans to leverage its on-road EV technologies to get airborne, Chris Paukert reports for CNET.

DETROIT - General Motors is telegraphing that it, too, plans to join the burgeoning eVTOL air-taxi business -- and the company plans to do it in style. As part of its virtual CES expo, GM Exhibit Zero, the automaker on Tuesday revealed renderings and animations of a Cadillac-branded personal aircraft powered by batteries, Chris Paukert reports for CNETContinue reading original article.

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

January 13, 2021 -This year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was a virtual event due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, but that didn't stop companies from announcing some big stories. General Motors became the latest automaker to throw its hat into the growing Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ring when it announced its Cadillac eVTOL "flying taxi." GM says the eVTOL will travel at speeds up to 56 miles per hour and is poered by a 90-kWh electric motor.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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