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Yesterday Daimler/Mercedes Benz just released video of the first real test of their new "Volocopter" electric helicopter on pure electricity for urban transportation. They claim this will help on city traffic! But whats the price? It seems like Mercedes is going all in on the fully electric vehicles with the new EQV EQC and now an electric city helicopter. Here is the video from yesterday in Stuttgart Germany:

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It just looks like a larger drone. I also fly mini RC helicopters, there's large ones on the market that you can buy that are not much smaller than that.

I don't think electric helicopters can ever hold enough power to take people very far. Electric planes over short distances are possible as they don't need to constantly use power to keep the aircraft in the air.
 

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It would take some commitment to get me up in one of those on a regular basis!

Having spent many years flying in various aircraft, I have developed a ‘logical fear of flying’ which means my feet stay mostly on the ground nowadays.

Upscaling a drone design just adds to that really...
 
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