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Electric, self-flying, vertical takeoff taxis are coming to New Zealand
2018-03-13T16:34:04+00:00 - Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica
For years, rumors have swirled about Kitty Hawk, a flying car startup that has been lavishly funded by Google co-founder Larry Page. This makes electric aircraft impractical for long flights, since the batteries for a long flight would be so heavy that the plane couldn't take off. A number of companies are working to develop and commercialize small electric aircraft. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich featured a VTOL aircraft called the Volocopter in his talk at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. A German company called Lilium raised $90 million for its electric VTOL jet last September.

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