Powered by electric turbines that produce 435hp, the electric Lilium Jet can takes off and land vertically, making it possible to fly directly from a penthouse suite in London to the heart of Paris in just 1-hour. Once airborne, computer-assisted controls make it a breeze to fly, requiring only a sport pilot license to take to the skies. It can carry two passengers and up to 440 lbs of gear up to 300 miles away at speeds up to 250 mph. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
“This round of financing brings Lilium�s investment funds to a total of more than $100 million, after the start-up received a $10 million seed investment last year. The investors in the latest funding round are Tencent, Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom’s Atomico, Twitter co-founder Ev Williams’ Obvious Ventures, and private banking group LGT,” reports The Verge.