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Stuttgart Sees First Urban Flight of Volocopter in Europe

Auto News - Published on Wed, 18 Sep 2019

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The Minister-President of the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, experienced the first European urban flight of the Volocopter in Stuttgart together with the Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Ola Kallenius, the CEO of Volocopter GmbH, Florian Reuter, and Thomas Strobl, Minister of the Interior, Digitalisation and Migration for Baden-Wurttemberg. The flight is a highlight of the two day event Vision Smart City - Experience the mobility of the future today.

At the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart technical innovations and sustainable transport concepts for future mobility are being presented. These include for example concepts of carsharing and electric vehicles. Besides Daimler and Lab 1886, Daimler´s innovation lab, the state of Baden-Wurttemberg is present at the event with numerous exhibits and information booths, as part of the “Strategic Dialogue for the Automotive Sector in Baden-Wurttemberg”, to demonstrate to the public in a tangible and accessible way the versatile future mobility developments made in Baden-Wurttemberg.

Mr Ola Kallenius Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars said that "Our partner Volocopter shows how an air taxi is turning the dream of driving into the dream of flying. At Daimler we work on the mobility of the future too. By 2022 we will have electrified the entire Mercedes-Benz portfolio. Our goal is that electrically powered cars will account for more than half of our sales by 2030. The road to climate-neutral mobility is a joint effort of companies and politics. We at Daimler a willing and ready to make our contribution.”

Mr Winfried Kretschmann, Minister-President of the state of Baden-Wurttemberg said that ""I am very pleased that Vision Smart City shows us future mobility ideas that are already being developed in Baden-Wurttemberg concepts for sustainable cities of the future, for autonomous driving and the intelligent interaction between different mobility concepts. I am particularly proud that the Strategic Dialogue for the Automotive Sector in Baden-Wurttemberg is present at the event. This dialogue between industry, science, trade unions and politics shows, that climate protection and sustainable employment is possible at the same time."

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Wed, 18 Sep 2019
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