25 Apr '17, 5pm

Lilium all-electric vertical takeoff and landing jet: first flight video

Lilium all-electric vertical takeoff and landing jet: first flight video

The promise of flying cars has been around for decades, and companies continues to show off their interpretations of what the public may expect in the future. Lilium is one of many companies promising a world of efficient, speedy, and personal air transportation—and now the project has officially gone airborne. The company's VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) jet made its inaugural test flight, which you can see in the accompanying video above. DON'T MISS: Which Is Greener: Flying Or Driving To Your Destination? A VTOL is able to take off like a helicopter, eliminating the need for runways, but can also reach high speeds like a fixed-wing aircraft by rotating its thrust engines. The Lilium all-electric jet can take off and land anywhere without the thermal reinforcement of the platform needed for vertical flight in conventional VTOL jets, we are told. Lilium's VTOL jet c...

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