WASHINGTON - A world with flying vehicles, like the 1960s sitcom The Jetsons, might be closer than you think. Companies across the U.S., including several startups, are developing electric air taxis that aim to take cars off the road and put people in the sky. Commercial airlines, specifically, are investing in this type of technology to make trips to and from the airport shorter and faster for consumers, Mikaela Cohen reports for CNBC. Continue reading original article.
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9 September 2022 - Thoughts go here
“Initially, eVTOLs are supposed to replace your personal car,” Savanthi Syth, managing director of equity research, covering global airlines and mobility at Raymond James, says to CNBC. “But it’s going to be different for people, based on where eVTOLs are going to be.”
“We think that you’ll see small amounts of [eVTOL] operations starting in the 2025 timeframe, with certifications hopefully happening in 2024,” Syth said. “But for you to see a lot of aircraft flying overhead, it’s probably going to be more likely into the 2030s.”
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