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Air taxi aimed at revolutionising urban travel unveiled

Sylvia Pfeifer in London

The jet, developed by Munich-based Lilium and powered by 36 all-electric engines, will be capable of travelling up to 300km in just 60 minutes — cutting down on travelling times across congested cities or regions. With five seats, including the pilot, it will be able to offer a taxi service for groups or small families, offering a serious alternative to road travel. Remo Gerber, Lilium’s chief commercial officer, said the cost of the service would be comparable to that of a taxi ride on the road.