Flying Cars, Jet Packs, and the Very Speedy Future of Personal Transit
"The e-volo multicopter is an innovative, vertical takeoff and landing, human carrying transportation device that establishes a new category of flying vehicle," explain the founders of e-volo, a Germany-based company working on building an entirely new breed of electric vehicles. Thomas Senkel, who developed the concept as a graduate physicist and is an avid paraglider, built the helicopter to be super light—at 15'x15', the vehicle weighs less than 200 pounds. Although the e-volo is functional, there will still be plenty of time before it hits the market. "This could be the future of flight, piloting a device as simple as a car," Senkel says.