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GM Unveils Plans for Flying Cadillac Air Taxi

Last month at 2021’s virtual Consumer Electronics Show, General Motors unveiled their plans for an eVTOL Cadillac air taxi. That stands for Electric Vertical Take-Off & Landing.

“The vertical take-off and landing drone, or VTOL, is GM’s first foray into aerial mobility. We are preparing for a world where advances in electric and autonomous technology make personal air travel possible. It is a concept designed for the moment when time is of the essence, and convenience is everything.”

While they didn’t actually show off a working prototype or even anything tangible, they did present a short video with a 3D rendering and a few details.

Not quite the flying cars of our promised scifi futures, but the design is pretty sleek. The example rendering shows off a single-passenger drone, but GM says they’re also planning a “luxurious two-seater,” as well as something that looks like maybe a droid transport from Attack of the Clones. I don’t really know.

According to CNET, the single-passenger concept consists of four rotors and “is powered by a 90-kWh battery to deliver speeds of up to 56 mph.”

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