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September 19, 2023

Hundreds of flying taxis to be made in Ohio, home of the Wright brothers

  • Futuristic eVTOL aircraft are making their way toward markets around the world as a ridesharing alternative in crowded cities.
    Associated Press

    Joby Aviation photo [enlarge]
    Electric vertical takeoff and landing, or eVTOL, aircraft are entering the mainstream, though questions remain about noise levels and charging demands.

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The same Ohio river valley where the Wright brothers pioneered human flight will soon be manufacturing cutting-edge electric planes that take off and land vertically, under an agreement announced Monday between the state and Joby Aviation.

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