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General Motors has unveiled a vehicle concept that involves transporting passengers above the streets and through the skies.
The automaker revealed a single-seater electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft at the CES keynote. The vehicle concept is said to “reimagine the future of personal transportation” and is part of its Cadillac’s Halo Portfolio.
The concept looks like a futuristic version of an air taxi and is able to travel with speeds up to 55 miles per hour. The Cadillac eVTOL aircraft will use a 90kWh electric motor to power four rotors to enable it to travel from rooftop to rooftop. The autonomous vehicle will also be powered using a GM battery pack and will have an ultra-lightweight body.
“VTOL is key to GM’s vision for a multimodal future,” GM design chief Mike Simcoe said during the keynote. He also described the VTOL as “the Cadillac of urban air mobility.”
It is unclear if GM wishes to pursue a commercialized version of the aircraft, but the design exercise is one way of displaying GM’s technology and manufacturing skills.
In other words. Yes. That’s a flying car. pic.twitter.com/QPH5zZ5eOM
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