Hydrogen is one form of energy that may help propel transportation into the future. There have been hydrogen-powered cars in the past that have had with varying levels of success. However, the Skai Hydrogen-Powered Air Mobility System is a modern airborne vehicle that is powered by hydrogen.
The one major issue with combining hydrogen and automobiles is when a hydrogen tank is damaged it may result in a devastating explosion. So there’s that, as this kind of issue is not commonplace in the air, it makes more sense to use hydrogen as a propulsion source for an air-based vehicle.
The Skai Hydrogen-Powered Air Mobility System is a helicopter-like aircraft, only instead of having a single or two twin rotors this vehicle has 6 smaller rotors so it looks like an oversized drone. Designworks, which is part of BMW, helped with the design of the vehicle. It has a range of 400 miles for up to 4 hours of airtime, seats up to 5, and has 0 emissions. The company is set to go over the benefits of this mode of transit during a panel at SXSW 2020.