What if one German electric aircraft company told you that industrywide goals to "go greener" could translate from the road to the sky?
Lilium is developing a seven-seat personal electric vertical takeoff and landing jet, or eVTOL (EE'-vee-tole), in the hopes of spearheading the future of electric aircraft.
It's also developing its own high-tech vertiport landing strips in Florida — and that's just the start.
"Our vision is to create a sustainable and accessible mode of high-speed travel and bring this to every community," Lilium CEO Daniel Wiegand said in a statement. "Transport infrastructure is broken. It is costly in personal time, space consumption and carbon emissions."
Lilium is pursuing the electric jet technology because it will bring more capability to aircraft "with lower cost per seat mile while delivering low noise and low emissions," Wiegand said.