Volkswagen presents its first autonomous and electric passenger drone

Volkswagen presents its first autonomous and electric passenger drone


The aviation division has gained a new member, V.MO, the first electric and autonomous drone launched by the Volkswagen Group in China.

The company reveals that it started developing a prototype of a vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle in 2020 after a lot of research: “It is a pioneering project that our team of Chinese experts started from scratch”, said Stephan Wöllenstein, CEO. Volkswagen Group Company.

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Designed specifically to serve the Chinese market, V.MO was born by combining the latest in autonomous driving with the company’s proven battery technology solutions.

“V.MO is the first of many milestones in our exciting journey towards urban aviation,” added the executive.

V.MO, the first electric take-off and landing (eVTOL) drone launched by the Volkswagen Group. Photo: Volkswagen/Disclosure

Although no technical specifications have been revealed so far, you can see the presence of two front propellers for horizontal flight and eight more rotors for vertical altitude.

For 2023, more tests are planned to gather more information and improve the current model, which will be able to transport four passengers at a distance of up to 200 kilometers per payload.

Although it is still difficult to imagine when this type of concept will debut in the market, this is one of the trends that many companies explore when talking about the future of urban mobility.

The Embraer subsidiary shows the design of the cabin of its flying electric car

Eve Air Mobility, a subsidiary of Embraer, also recently showed the first mock-up of its eVTOL cabin.

The model was presented at the Farnborough air show in England, which was considered one of the main events in the segment in the world.

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