Volocopter kicks off presales for its first air taxi flights — with a wait time of 2-3 years – ClearTips
Never mind if your sad technology mantra is ‘We were promised that we would be flying cars and we would all get these fun internet trolls’, Berlin-based autonomous air mobility startup, Volkopter, Wants to revive his sci-fi dreams.
This is just kicking off preservation for trips to its upcoming electric air taxi service, Volocity – though, when in fact (or where) commercial service will catch fire, there is no date. But if you open up to one of the 1,000 available pre-launch reservations – branding ‘Wolofirst’ * – you look forward to a 15-minute future flight within 12 months of the commercial launch of the service Will be , Whenever and wherever.
A spokesperson for the Volocopter told us, “Services will begin in 2-3 years.” “Cities are not yet defined, as it is unclear how many cities we are contacting for commercial start.”
The price for a limited edition hayride – which will include a video of your trip and a “limited edition, personalized certificate” – is € 300 (~ $ 355).
Volcopter notes that tickets can be reserved with a 10% deposit.
“Based on our public test flights and regulatory achievement records, we have paved the way for electric flights to cities in just a few years. With the introduction of reservations, we now invite our supporters and innovators around the world to join us and are among the first to experience this new and exciting form of mobility, ”CEO of Volocopter in a supporting statement Florian Reiter said.
“While the final certificate for the air taxi is still pending, we have a detailed realistic timeline for commencing commercial volocity flights over the next 2-3 years,” said Christian Bauer, Chief Commercial Officer, Volocopter. The Wolffor ticket is also worth noting. Buyers will be able to get the latest updates on its progress and commercial launch plan.
Reservations for VoloFirst flights are available through the Volocopter reservation platform.
The German startup launched the first unmanned flight of a purely electric multicopter in 2011, and has gone on to showcase several public flights with its full-scale aircraft – public test flights at Marina Bay, Singapore in October 2019 And the world’s first. Autonomous eVTOL flight in Dubai in 2017.
Earlier this year, the company raised the C Series funding round to $ 94M, bringing the total to $ 132M.
It is one of a number of flying taxi startups to obtain a commercial service from the ground up. Others include Ehang, Lilium and Airbus.
* Volocopter not guaranteed that ‘VoloFirst’ will be trip buyers First Public users of the air taxi service – rather, say that these early birds would have “first” bragging rights