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The biggest problem with flying cars is on the ground

The startups and investors who have skyrocketed hopes for “flying cars” may face a hard landing, in more ways than one.

Hundreds of companies, new and old, are working on such vehicles, also known as air taxis or eVTOL (short for Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing). Five of these startups have gone public in the last 12 months. They are trying to shape a near future in which taking a flying taxi is an economically viable alternative to taking a ground taxi.


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