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    NFT eVTOL

    (unnamed)
    NFT Inc.
    Mountain View, California, USA
    www.nxtft.com

    NFT Inc. is currently in development of a zero-emission roadable eVTOL capable of landing in major cities. The vehicle will have a driving range of 62 miles (100 km) or a flying range of 310 miles (500 km), or combination of flying and driving at lesser ranges. The compact design allows the vehicle to fit in a standard automobile parking space.

    The vehicle will have two variations: a two-seater and a four-seater. The...

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    Axix SkyRider SuvA

    SkyRider SuvA
    Axix GP, LLC
    www.axixgp.com/

    The Axix SkyRider SuvA is an autonomous, quad-rotor eVTOL device. It is designed for corporate commute, and will be sold and leased to transportation companies. The top speed of the SkyRider SuvA is 350 mph (563.27 kmh). It will be powered by a Kawasaki Mule engine/CVT and four, quick-charge Tesla Model S induction motors.

    The frame is composed of carbon fiber and aluminum to ensure a lightweight empty weight. Cabin...

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    Vision VTOL

    Vision VTOL
    The Waters Trust
    www.visionvtol.weebly.com

    The Vision VTOL is a tiltrotor eVTOL designed by The Waters Trust. Currently, this eVTOL is intended to come in two versions: a one-seater and a two-seater. The design is intended to be scalable, so future versions could range from a UAV to a six-seater.

    The range of the Vision VTOL is intended to be four hours, due to its usage of high-tech lithium-polymer batteries. The company is currently looking for funding,...

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    AutoFlightX BAT600

    BAT600
    AutoFlightX
    Gilching, Germany
    www.autoflightx.com

    AutoFlightX was founded in February of 2018 by Yu Tian, creator of Chinese drone company Yuneec International. The company hopes to have a flying prototype by the end of 2018.

    The BAT600 was designed by Yuneec in 2017, so it is unsure if AutoFlightX is developing this design or another. The BAT600 can either be ordered as completely battery powered or as hybrid electric. The aircraft has four lifting propellers, as well as...

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    Assen A1

    A1
    Assen Aeronautics
    Miami, Florida, USA
    www.assen.aero

    The Assen Aeronautics A1 is a hybrid electric personal flying device, created by founder and CEO Assen Andonov. The working prototype took two and half years to produce, and is now being tested at the companies south Florida facilities. The company aims to stage its first technology demonstration in 2019, including multiple races.

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    Hi-Lite Lynx-us

    Lynx-us
    Hi-Lite Aircraft LLC
    Bannister, Michigan, USA
    www.vtolcruze.com

    The Hi-Lite Lynx-us was designed to fit the U.S. military's Future Vertical Lift needs, as its "Integrated Power Package" can be applied to all different models of the Lynx-us platform. This means that the Lynx-us can be scaled up or down, depending on if the needs are civilian, emergency, or military. In 2018, Hi-Lite submitted patents for the Leading Edge Articulating Propulsion (LEAP) and...

  • Aston Martin Volante

    Volante
    Aston Martin
    Gaydon, United Kingdom
    www.astonmartin.com

    Aston Martin announced the Volante as a luxury eVTOL that is capable of autonomous flight. Aston Martin partnered with Rolls-Royce and Cranfield University, creating a strong team of engineers for this project. The motors are hybrid-electric, ensuring easy transportation with a low carbon footprint.

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  • RR EVTOL (July 15, 2018)

    Rolls-Royce EVTOL

    EVTOL
    Rolls-Royce plc
    London, UK
    Rolls-Royce Electrification

    On July 15, 2018, in conjunction with the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, Rolls-Royce announced that it was developing an eVTOL aircraft (referred to as the "EVTOL").

    Rolls-Royce says that "The initial concept vehicle uses gas turbine technology to generate felectricity to power six electric propulsors specially designed to have a low noise profile. It also has a battery for energy storage. In this...

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    Joby S2 (defunct)

    S2
    Joby Aviation
    Santa Cruz, California, USA
    www.JobyAviation.com

    Joby Aviation in Santa Cruz, California has been working to fundamentally question how to achieve the best civil transport VTOL aircraft with the newly available electric propulsion technologies. The S2 concept takes everything learned from two years of collaborative study with NASA that resulted in the NASA GL-10, Joby Lotus, and joint NASA/Joby LEAPTech concepts.

    The Joby S2 seats two passengers...

  • NASA Puffin

    Puffin
    NASA
    Hampton, Virginia, USA
    www.nasa.gov

    The Puffin is a tail-sitting personal flying device that was created by NASA researcher Mark Moore. The design was announced in November 2009, and the first scaled prototype took flight in February 2010. The Puffin was one of the first planned eVTOL, inspiring countless other designs down the road.

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