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Lilium flying electric taxi hub set up in the USA

The German flying e-taxi startup Lilium has just announced its expansion into the USA. By 2025, the first hub for electric air mobility is to be built in Orlando in the US state of Florida. This will connect the region around Orlando itself with Miami in the south and Jacksonville in the north of Florida.

The Munich-based company says that a corresponding agreement has now been reached between Lilium, the Tavistock Development Company and the City of Orlando. Around Orlando, the first urban and regional air mobility network in the USA will be built as well as the Lilium site in Lake Nona.

Lake Nona was chosen because of its central location. The location offers the opportunity to connect more than 20 million Florida residents within a radius of 186 miles (300 kilometres).

Lilium wants to be able to serve “several large cities”, including Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Daytona Beach and Jacksonville. At the Lake Nona facility called Vertiport, 100 jobs are to be created, and the company says that “hundreds more will follow throughout Florida”.