An electric air taxi designed by the German aviation firm Volocopter took a test flight, Tuesday, October 22, in Singapore.

The flight itself, manned by a single pilot, lasted all of two minutes. This is not the firm’s first test flight in Singapore, but it is the first to take off “in the heart of a megacity,” -- the iconic Marina Bay.

Volocopter is aiming to have its air taxi services launched in Singapore as early as 2021, and is looking to expand elsewhere in Asia. Volocopter announced plans in September for a partnership with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group that will bring its air taxis to China. (REUTERS)

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