Air taxi eVTOL completes 1st flight in China

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated:  February 29, 2024 L M S


A five-seat eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft is seen at Shekou Cruise Home port in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province, Feb 27, 2024. [Photo/VCG]

Dubbed as "air taxi", the eVTOL aircraft completed its first inter-city electric air-taxi demonstration flight in South China's Guangdong province on Feb 27.

The flight started from Shekou Cruise Home port in Shenzhen to Jiuzhou Port in Zhuhai. It took about 20 minutes for the over 55-kilometer trip.

The eVTOL aircraft was developed by a high-tech company AutoFlight and named as Prosperity.

With a maximum range of 250 kilometers, the electric-powered Prosperity is capable of carrying five people with a cruise speed of up to 200 kilometers per hour.