Mobi-One electric air taxi is designed to autonomously takeoff like a helicopter, fly like a plane, and transport passengers or cargo within 60 miles.
Airspace Experience Technologies, LLC (AirSpaceX), a subsidiary of Detroit Aircraft Corp. (DAC), just revealed a sub-scale model of its autonomous, electric VTOL aircraft, Mobi-One, at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
Mobi-One has a range of 104 km / 65 miles, will fly at a top speed of 250 MPH leveraging existing Electric Vehicle (EV) architecture and autonomous technologies.
Jon Rimanelli, founder and CEO of Detroit Aircraft and AirSpaceX, said:
“Mobi-One will offer clean, quiet, and connected on-demand air mobility to the mass traveling public at an affordable price. Our vision is to mass produce aircraft leveraging lean automotive design and mass production techniques so our vehicles are affordable to the mass traveling public.”
JP Yorro, Chief Commercial Officer at AirSpaceX, explains:
“Our goal is to deploy 2,500 aircraft at the nation’s 50 largest cities by 2026, targeting existing infrastructure at first. The MOBi development program will be capital intensive, but air Mobility as a Service could generate billions for the economy. We are considering a broad array of financing options, including potential fractional ownership interest and profit sharing models.”