The autonomous Ehang 216 just accomplished a first commercial flight above thee fisherman’s wharf in Yantal, China, paving the way for eVTOL air-taxi flights. This is the first time any maker of any eVTOL has moved from prototype to commercial air tourism, showing the craft’s potential as an air taxi. The Yantal sightseeing trip was the culmination of a two-year world tour where the 216 has done more than 2,000 flights in 21 cities and six countries. The 216 is a two-seat aircraft with 16 propellers turned by 16 electric motors and powered by a 17-kW battery. The aircraft cruises at roughly 60 mph, with a range of around 20 miles.