Austrian company Cyclotech is planning to begin flight-testing an 80-kg (176-lb) demonstrator of its unique electric VTOL airframe, which uses Voith-Schneider propellers instead of rotors for exceptional agility and control in the air.
The electric VTOL air taxis most likely to take off
Quiet, clean, electric air taxis floating over and between cities, bringing commuting into the third dimension and leaving traffic behind – it still sounds like a sci-fi fantasy, and these alien-looking aircraft look like nothing we've ever seen before. There are huge barriers to be overcome - technological, legal, safety and certification, among others, but there's massive money flowing in to make sure these beasts make it through into reality. Here's our eVTOL startups to watch.