I saw a lot of different vehicles moving on land and water. Now it’s the turn of the air. Reaching the destination in time has become a big challenge for the people of urban areas nowadays due to the increasing rate of traffic congestion. So car companies are now targeting space. Although airplanes and helicopters can be named in this category, they are by no means the ideal way to get around. The Flying Taxi or eVTOL (Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing) was invented to meet the needs of the common man.
The Flying Taxi or eVTOL is one of the fastest-growing companies in the world. The day and night competition is going on between the companies, who can show the miracle of launching it in the market first. Although several companies have already successfully completed the test drive of their flying vehicle. Now it’s time to bring electric flying taxis to market. AirAsia Aviation Group is planning to launch VX4 eVTOL or flying taxis soon.
To this end, the company has tied the knot with Avolon. Like the online app cab service, these will be flown by air to get passengers to their nearest destination. For the time being, 100 flying taxis may be launched for air riding service. If all goes well, the service could be launched on a trial basis from April this year. Initially, they will be operated in Malaysia and Singapore. However, the service will be rolled out in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Last year, Avolon ordered 500 VX4 aircraft from Vertical Aerospace, according to a report by the international news agency Reuters. 90% of which is leased by AirAsia, Japan Airlines, Brazil’s GoI and Grupo Comporte.
VX4 electric aircraft do not need a runway to fly in the sky, as they can fly vertically in the sky from anywhere. It has a seating capacity of 1 driver and 4 passengers. It has six sets of twin-blade rotors. They have a carrying capacity of 250 kg. The company claims that its powerful batteries transmit power to the rotors. Once fully charged it can fly 160 km The maximum speed is 60 km per hour