Bell Helicopter company revealed the full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) air taxi vehicle, at CES 2019.
Named Bell Nexus, the Bell air taxi is powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system and features Bell’s signature powered lift concept incorporating six tilting ducted fans, designed to safely and efficiently redefine air travel.
Bell Nexus means the nexus of transport and technology and of comfort and convenience. Nexus captures the long-sought-after vision of quick air travel with a unique in-flight experience, keeping passengers connected to their lives and saving valuable time.
Mitch Snyder, president and CEO, Bell, said:
“As space at the ground level becomes limited, we must solve transportation challenges in the vertical dimension – and that’s where Bell’s on-demand mobility vision takes hold. The industry has anticipated the reveal of our air taxi for some time, so Bell is very proud of this moment. We believe the design, taken with our strategic approach to build this infrastructure, will lead to the successful deployment of the Bell Nexus to the world.”
source Bell Helicopter