GM's New Flying Taxi
Cadillac e-VTOL Flying Taxi
New Form of Personal Air Mobility
GM surprised the world at CES 2021 by introducing a totally unexpected Cadillac personal flying machine. It's an electric powered, autonomous e-VTOL. The vehicle takes off and lands vertically. It is sleek and futuristic looking. It is a flying drone that GM calls a flying taxi. This is not a flying car as it cannot be driven.
Highly Advanced GM EV Technology
GM has invested $27 billion into the development of electric vehicles. It is utilizing its on-road electric vehicle technologies to go airborne. The personal flying vehicle is totally powered by batteries. GM's top of the line Ultium EV battery platform is likely to play a major role in the e-VTOL, which has zero emissions. The four-rotor aircraft is powered by a 90 kWh electric motor. It can reach speeds of 56 mph. At this stage of its development, it is a one-seater and designed for short commutes.
GM Going Into the Personal Mobility Vehicle Business
The new e-VTOL concept underscores GM's plans for developing personal air mobility vehicles. It also demonstrates GM's belief in the potential of e-VTOLs dramatically changing the future of commuting. FCA Chrysler and Hyundai are also developing their own flying taxis. Meanwhile, GM says it will release 30 new electric vehicles by 2025.