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Electric Flying Taxi Backed by United Airlines Unveiled in L.A.

  • Archer Aviation plans for Maker eVTOL to enter service in 2024
  • Company hopes to fly commuters in cities such as L.A., Miami
A rendering of the Archer eVTOL aircraft
A rendering of the Archer eVTOL aircraftSource: Archer

United Airlines-backed startup Archer Aviation Inc. unveiled its future electric aircraft in traffic-choked Los Angeles, one of the cities where the company anticipates it will one day shuttle customers to and from the airport.

The so-called Maker electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle will have a 60-mile range and fly at 150 mph when it enters commercial service in 2024, according to Palo Alto, California-based Archer.