Paris dreams:  Electric flying taxi routes possible for 2024 Olympics

France will start testing electric air taxis in the coming months at a location outside Paris with the aim of having two dedicated flight paths to ferry passengers at the 2024 summer Olympics.

File photo of a prototype of an electric air taxi by German company Volocopter.  (REUTERS)
File photo of a prototype of an electric air taxi by German company Volocopter. 

According to Aeroports de Paris, one route will link Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Le Bourget airports while the other will connect two suburbs at the southwest of the capital city. Earlier this year, the Pontoise-Cormeilles-en-Vexin hub was used tested as landing and takeoff zones.

Also Read : Hyundai, General Motors push for flying cars as taxis by 2025

Aircraft developers such as Volocopter GmbH, Airbus SE, Vertical Aerospace Group Ltd, Lilium NV and Joby Aviation along with France’s civil aviation authority will participate in the project. Electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, or eVTOLs, are rapidly emerging as a new transport market as developers are raising millions of dollars to develop their projects of flying electric taxis. Britain’s Vertical Aerospace and Germany's Volocopter are among the European companies that are competing for orders alongside Lilium.

Also check these Vehicles

Find more Cars
Gt Force Flying (HT Auto photo)
₹ 54,338 - 77,763**Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Hyundai Kona Electric (HT Auto photo)
₹ 23.79 - 23.98 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Hyundai I20 (HT Auto photo)
₹ 6.99 - 11.16 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Hyundai Exter (HT Auto photo)
₹ 6 - 10.10 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Hyundai Nexo (HT Auto photo)
₹ 65 Lakhs *Expected Price
View Details
Hyundai Venue (HT Auto photo)
₹ 7.53 - 12.72 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers

This move is another addition to the planned projects around the world that are focusing on developing and promoting this mode of mobility in the cities. Infrastructure firm Urban-Air Port and Hyundai Motor Co are also jointly developing flying taxis hubs across the UK, the US and Australia. It is aiming to open its first site in Coventry in England early next year.

Also Read : Flying cars to take to the sky in mid-2020s, says UK's Vertical Aerospace

An earlier report also shared that Rome is also gearing up to welcome flying taxis in the next two years. People can avail the facility as the country aims to start its first operation from the Flumicino airport in Rome in 2024. Volocopter will be providing the flying taxis for this and one can also take a ride to the city centre as well if the airport authority agrees.

(With inputs from Bloomberg)

First Published Date: 26 Nov 2021, 09:56 AM IST
Shopping Bag Shop Now
67% OFF
IDELLA Car Duster, Extendable Long Handle Microfiber Car Duster Exterior Scratch Free Car Cleaning Tool, Car Dust Brush for Truck, Pickup, SUV, RV, Motorcycle, Vehicles Cleaning,(Multicolor)
Rs. 293 Rs. 899
64% OFF
Antson Portable High Power 2 in 1 Car Vacuum Cleaner | USB Rechargeable Wireless Handheld Car Vacuum Cleaner Traveling, Camping Reusable and Sustainable, Portable,Rechargeable Vacuum (2 in 1)
Rs. 699 Rs. 1,939
74% OFF
Microfiber Car Cleaning Soft Brush Ideal as Mop Duster, Washing Brush with Long Handle, Dust Cleaner Car Wash Brush with Handle, Soft Brush Scratch Free, Cleaning Dashboard Curved Design - Grey
Rs. 389 Rs. 1,499
65% OFF
SHAYONAM Dent Removal Kit - Powerful Car Dent Repair Kit - Suction Cup Dent Puller Handle Lifter and Dent Repair Puller for Car Body Dent, Glass, Tiles and Mirror (Plastic)
Rs. 349 Rs. 999

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
Powered by: Acko Logo
Please be noted that any information provided herein above will be received by Acko General Insurance Limited (“Acko”). By mentioning the above information, you agree to provide these details and information to Acko.
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.