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.”