Role of Flying Cars in Sustainable Mobility

Start Date: 
May 7, 2018
End Date: 
Apr 30, 2019
Summary: 

This study explored whether vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (VTOLs), or “flying cars” can shorten commute time and play a role in sustainable mobility. Primary energy and greenhouse gas emissions from a single-occupant electric VTOL were compared to single-occupant gasoline and battery electric ground-based cars.  Fully loaded VTOL taxis (three passengers and a piliot) were also compared to average occupancy ground-based cars (1.54 passengers).

 

Sponsor: 
Ford Motor Company
Research Areas: 
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