“The first zero-emission VTOL electric plane.”

Lilium, an electric jet

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Mon, Aug 28th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Made in Germany, the Lilium jet plane is entirely electric, capable of VTOL (vertical take off and landing) and of speeds of 300km/h, touting travel between London and Paris in just one hour.

Lilium is a disruptive aviation start-up based in Munich, Germany. Co-founded in 2015 by Daniel Wiegand, Sebastian Born, Patrick Nathen and Matthias Meiner, the team brings together international world-class engineers and designers. The group shares the vision of a completely new type of individual transportation and is dedicated to developing and building the world’s first fully electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet. An estimated range of up to 300 km, and cruising velocity of 300 km per hour, along with zero emissions, make it the most efficient and eco-friendly individual means of transportation of our time. By providing ultraredundancy, the Lilium Jet will also set new standards in safety. Lilium’s vision is to liberate towns and cities from today’s congestion and pollution, with people able to come and go freely, vastly expanding the radius of their everyday lives.

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