Flying cars, and not so OpenAI | MIT Technology Review

Some companies think it’s time for a facelift for the aviation industry, and many are betting it will come in the form of eVTOLs: electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles.

There are hundreds of companies striving to bring small planes into the air that take off and land like a helicopter and fly like an airplane. If they get regulatory approval, they could change the way we think about flying.

But that’s a big “if,” and there are other questions the industry needs to answer before these new flying vehicles become a reality. So how close are today’s eVTOLs to liftoff, and is all of this a good idea for the climate? Our climate reporter, Casey Crownhart, dug into the truth behind these claims. Read the full story.

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