Wisk’s flying taxi is a giant electric drone for urban mobility

The company’s 6th generation eVTOL can fly four passengers and their luggage up to 4000 feet at 120knots.

Wisk Aero, a flying taxi startup backed by the likes of Boeing and Kitty Hawk Corporation, unveiled the 6th generation of its Wisk eVTOL. The new carrier is entirely electric, has a range of 144Km (with reserves), and can be recharged completely in just 15 minutes. Thanks to its vertical take-off and landing capabilities, it can be employed for transporting people just by departing or arriving from regular helipads. The Wisk sits up to four people plus luggage, can fly up to 4000 feet in the air, and move with a top speed of 120knots.

Moreover, the eVTOL won’t need a pilot, as it’s primarily autonomous with human oversight from the ground, just like a commercial drone. 
Security-wise, the new 6-th generation Wisk sports a “simplified design with fewer moving parts,” drastically decreasing the machine’s potential points of failure.

“Our 6th Generation aircraft is the culmination of years of hard work from our industry-leading team, learnings from our previous generations of aircraft, and the evolution and advancement of technology,” commented Gary Gysin, Wisk’s CEO.

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