17 June 2021

Hyundai brings forward expectation for flying taxi service

Hyundai has brought forward its expectation to have electric 'flying taxis' in operation, by 2025, writes Brian Byrne. Previously the carmaker had given 2028 as its launch date, using 6-passenger battery-electric aircraft capable of vertical take-off and landing.

Hyundai has announced a partnership with Uber's air-mobility division to develop the service. At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in the US, the company showed an Urban Air Port concept in full size.

It all seems a little closer to coming out of the science fiction phase ...