Sold-out Swedish Jetson ONE personal eVTOL set for delivery in 2022.
Jetson ONE is an ultralight and extremely fun to fly recreational all-electric personal vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. OGN featured the company's eye-catching video in October last year (click here to watch) and, as hoped, 2022 is shaping up to be a monumental year for Jetson, which expects to deliver the first series of its one-passenger eVTOL vehicle later this year, then turn to outside investors to help scale activity.
The company says all 100 of its initial Jetson ONE personal eVTOL aircraft were sold out after being made available for order last year. A second run of 100 vehicles is expected to reach buyers in 2023.
The single person craft flies using eight electric motors, with a top speed of 63 miles per hour and maximum flight time of 20 minutes. For that privilege, buyers will need to shell out $92,000.
That formidable price tag notwithstanding, Jetson has focused on producing the Jetson ONE to fulfill the company's aim to “make everyone a pilot.”
It is being classified as an ultralight vehicle that won’t require operational certification, and from the proof-of-concept stage in 2017 through to manufacturing has been designed for simplicity of use. Onboard LiDAR sensors assure obstacle avoidance, and a triple redundant flight computer and the craft’s ability to continue flying with the loss of a motor further enhance the ease and safety of operation.
However, pilots weighing over 210 lbs (95 kg) need not apply as they will surpass the craft's payload capacity.