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Cadillac's Flying Car Concept Brings Isolated Luxury When You’re on the Run

Like most of the world, General Motors is looking to the sky for a glimpse of the future of urban mobility. Flying cars, flying taxis, eVTOLs, whatever you want to call them are not a reality yet, but they will be. Hopefully so.
The Cadillac eVTOL brings isolated luxury to air travel 6 photos
The Cadillac eVTOL brings isolated luxury to air travelThe Cadillac eVTOL brings isolated luxury to air travelThe Cadillac eVTOL brings isolated luxury to air travelThe Cadillac eVTOL brings isolated luxury to air travelThe Cadillac eVTOL brings isolated luxury to air travel
When that happens, GM will be ready. The carmaker’s CES 2021 virtual presentation included the Halo Portfolio of concept vehicles and, among them, an eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft) that aims to redefine personal mobility by pairing it with isolated luxury.

You can see it in the video available at the bottom of the page, starting at the 7:15-minute mark.

This eVTOL bears the Cadillac brand and is essentially a one-person, very fancy flying drone. Its purpose would be to offer fast and convenient transportation when you’re on the run. You would basically go to the roof and hop in one, program your destination and allow yourself to be flown there in utmost comfort and, most importantly, privacy.

This is GM’s first foray into aerial mobility and, while it will most likely never go beyond the concept stage, it does preview a future possible direction of development. Or, as Michael Simcoe, GM’s global design chief, put it, “We are preparing for a world where advances in electric and autonomous technology make personal air travel possible. It is a concept designed for the moment when time is of essence and convenience is everything.”

This Cadillac eVTOL would have a 90kWh electric motor powering four rotors, as well as air-to-air and air-to-ground communications capabilities. It would be ideal for quick commutes between vertiports, and would be emissions-free, noiseless, and very fancy.

Sadly, these are all the details GM has revealed on the Cadillac eVTOL. This might be a concept for a “not so distant future,” as Simcoe said, but they’re only exploring it tentatively for the time being.



 
 
 
 
 

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