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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...

  • Volocopter VC1 In Flight

    Volocopter VC1/VC2 (defunct prototypes)

    VC1/VC2
    Volocopter GmbH (originally e-volo GmbH until July 2017)
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    www.volocopter.com

    The Volocopter VC1 utilized sixteen individual rotors for up to 20 minutes of flight. The multicopter weighs 80 kg (176.4 lb) and has a 5 m by 5 m profile (16.4 ft by 16.4 ft).

    e-volo co-founder Thomas Senkel was the primary designer, inventor and builder of the VC1 and VC2; he also flew the VC1 for the first time on October 21, 2011, making it the first flight...

  • Joby Lotus Featured Image

    Joby Lotus (defunct)

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

    The Joby Aviation Lotus Tricopter features three propellers; two on each wing and one on the tail of the aircraft. This designates the aircraft as Vectored Thrust, as the back propeller can tilt to increase the aircraft's speed. The design is extremely unique, as the two wing rotors are able to fold into the wing.

    The aircraft was designed in partnership with NASA to be one of the first VTOL...

  • AgustaWestland Project Zero (defunct)

    Project Zero
    AgustaWestland
    Cascina Costa, Italy
    www.leonardocompany.com

    Project Zero is an all-electric-powered, hybrid tiltrotor/fan-in-wing technology incubator created by AgustaWestland. It shocked the world in 2013 when it was announced that it had been flying for years before.

    The aircraft was flown in secured areas several times in 2011 and 2012 at AgustaWestland's Cascina Costa facilities, including flights with and without the ducted shrouds around its...

  • Firefly Front Angle Pad

    Sikorsky Firefly (defunct)

    Firefly
    Sikorsky
    Stratford, Connecticut, USA
    www.sikorsky.com

    The Sikorsky Firefly is a modified S-300C that was announced by Sikorksy in 2010. The aircraft was announced as a technology demonstration, claiming to be a stepping stone to successful electric helicopters. The fuel for the aircraft comes from two 45Ah lithium-ion batteries manufactured by Gaia Power Technologies. It is unsure whether this aircraft ever...

  • 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...

  • Joby S2 at sunset

    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...

  • Volocopter 2X Side View

    Volocopter 2X

    2X
    Volocopter GmbH
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    www.volocopter.com

    The Volocopter 2X is a refined version of the VC200, with a limited number of pre-production prototypes now under development for future sale. The aircraft, with 18 non-tilting propellers, made its first unmanned flight in September 2017. The first manned flight was in 2018, causing Volocopter to claim this as the world’s first 2-seat electric VTOL aircraft. The aircraft is designed for up to 100 km/h (55...

  • Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push

    Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push

    TF-2 Lift + Push
    Terrafugia
    Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
    www.terrafugia.com
    www.terrafugia-tf2.com

    Terrafugia achieved widespread publicity after its first aircraft in 2009; the fixed-wing Terrafugia Transition is “the world’s first practical flying car” and the company is now ramping up for production.

    In late 2017, Terrafugia was acquired by the Chinese company Zhejiang Geely, which owns the Volvo and Lotus car brands. This injected new capital into the...

  • TF-X Front View

    Terrafugia TF-X

    TF-X
    Terrafugia
    Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
    www.terrafugia.com

    Terrafugia achieved widespread publicity after its first aircraft in 2009; the fixed-wing Terrafugia Transition is “the world’s first practical flying car” and the company is now ramping up for production.

    In May 2013, Terrafugia unveiled its vision for a four-seat VTOL plug-in hybrid-electric flying car, calling it the TF-X. The company revised the outer mold line (OML) in July 2015, steering...