For anyone who spends a lot of time each day commuting to work, the idea of doing it in minutes is invaluable. Can you imagine? No traffic jams, no train delays, no more cold at bus stops – just what could be better? All this is promised by about 100 companies engaged in the development of electric transport “Vertical Take-off and Landing” (eVTOL).
It looks like we’ll be able to fly flying cars around 2028, thanks to British eVTOL Bellwether Industries. Namely, they have prepared an interesting concept of a flying electric vehicle, which is a step ahead of the entire competition. The Bellwether Volar has successfully completed its first test flight. Although this is only a model vehicle, the first tests have shown that these vehicles could become a part of our daily lives in the near future.
The Bellwether Volar was designed as a city aircraft. The width of the final version will be 3.2 meters, while the prototype for recent test flights was about half as small. The current prototype is a two-seater, and the real flying car is expected to seat four to five passengers. The new vehicle is expected to fly at an altitude of about 1,000 meters and reach a cruising speed of 215 kilometers per hour. The batteries are expected to last up to 90 minutes of battery life. This is similar to similar vehicles currently under construction.