Rolls-Royce develop flying taxi
British jet engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi, the design would not require re-charging because the battery is charged by the gas turbine. It could use existing infrastructure such as heliports and airports.
Rolls-Royce recently had drawn up plans for an electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL) vehicle, or flying taxi, which could carry four to five people at speeds of up to 250 miles per hour for approximately 500 miles.
The company is looking for an air-framer and a partner to provide aspects of the electrical system to help commercialise the project. In a recent statement, the company said, it was well-placed to play a leading role in the ‘personal air mobility’ market.