an evtol with supercar sex appeal
london-based bellwether industries is to reveal the footage from the first untethered flight of its ‘volar’ eVTOL later today (january 12th, 2022). described by the company as ‘a new category of flying vehicle‘, the aircraft has a sleek, aerodynamic form that’s more akin to a supercar than other eVTOLs currently in development.
images and video courtesy of bellwether industries
the UK company hasn’t yet released the full spec for the first volar prototype—named ‘antelope’—but we do know it’s designed for private use and features a compact profile for agile intracity travel. we also know that the propulsion system that powers the vertical take-off & landing is hidden underneath the aircraft’s sci-fi-esque body. and from the renders, it looks like the eVTOL seats just one passenger.
so far, bellwether industries has showcased its ‘antelope’ prototype at dubai airshow 2021, the droneX tradeshow in london, and the AIRTAXI world congress, but this new test flight footage should give a closer glimpse at how the eVTOL will actually fly.
the company says, ‘we believe that people commuting in the sky is inevitable within the next 10 years. therefore, we create a volar for anyone to fly anytime and anywhere to any point. the ultimate goal of bellwether industries is to build a brand new 3-dimensional lifestyle and to lead the world toward a more comprehensive urban mobility.’
antelope—the first volar prototype—in dubai
the design features a compact profile
the propulsion system is hidden underneath the aircraft’s sleek body
the eVTOL is designed for private use
‘urban air transport is closer than you might expect’ says bellwether industries
company: bellwether industries