The Munich-based electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) manufacturer Lilium has announced plans to open its first U.S.-based operations hub at Lake Nona, a planned community in Orlando, in 2025. The five-seat Lilium eVTOL tops out at 185 mph and can travel an hour on one charge, giving it the capability to reach Tampa, Jacksonville, and Ft. Lauderdale in under an hour. “It’s a fantastic location,” says Dr. Remo Gerber, Lilium’s chief operating officer. “Orlando gets 75 million visitors a year and the traffic volume across Florida is huge. We can be part of the solution to help people move faster and cleaner while safeguarding untouched land.” Uber Elevate has also announced plans to launch eVTOL urban networks in Houston, Los Angeles, and Melbourne by 2023, though it hasn’t said which city will be first.