Cut Your Morning Commute with a Solar-Powered Citycopter

By: | June 9th, 2014

The average person spends 61 hours a year stuck in traffic. That leads up to 56 billion pounds of carbon dioxide released into the air each year and $121 billion in gas spent while you sit idle in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

What if you could zip from one side of town to the other without having to deal with red lights or traffic and you could do it in your eco-friendly mode of transportation.

Designer Eduardo Galvani has unveiled his concept for air vehicles inspired by the transportation vision from the movie “Back to the Future II.” Fly Citycopter is basically a helicopter that travels around cities in a more efficient and environmentally-friendly way than relying on driving a car or waiting for a bus or train.

Powered by electricity and recharged by solar cells to reduce pollution

Citycopter uses fans and electric engines for an easier, quieter and smoother ride. It can also be put on autopilot mode for take-off, flight and landing.

It would be made from aluminum, titanium and carbon, with the sides coated in solar cells.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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