The all-electric, autonomous vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) manned aircraft can carry four passengers and luggage up to 200 kilometers.

The V.MO is built in X-wing configuration with a 11.2 meter long wing and a 10.6 meter wingspan, eight propellers for vertical takeoff and landing and two propellers for horizontal movement. The maximum carrying capacity of the Volkswagen aircraft is not called, only the flight range is announced - up to 200 km.

Flight tests of V.MO will take place before the end of 2022. Based on the data received, Volkswagen will build a new prototype with improved performance. Such a machine will undergo more complex tests at the end of the summer of 2023.

V.MO is being developed by Volkswagen China in collaboration with local companies. Such as Hunan Sunward Technology, engaged in engineering, sales and service of aviation products. 

At the initial stage of commercial application, V.MO will be used in the tourism industry. It could be a VIP shuttle service aimed at wealthy Chinese clients who are looking for innovative technological solutions. 

Source: Volkswagen

Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
15 years driving