Archer’s flying taxi finishes first round of flight tests

  • Date: 02/10/2024

Archer Aviation is one step closer to getting its electric air taxi certified to ferry people across cities at speeds that are currently impossible on the ground.

The background: Archer’s air taxi is an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle. It doesn’t need a runway or airport, and because it’s battery powered, it’s quieter and more climate friendly than a helicopter.

Dozens of companies are developing eVTOLs, mainly with the goal of using them like aerial Ubers — customers could summon an electric air taxi to the top of a building or parking garage, and then fly above traffic to their destination.

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