The all-electric Lilium is currently under production with plans to fly commercially as a dedicated, on-demand air taxi service, dipping past traffic jams like a running back.

The Lilium jet body is shaped like a comma, with large wings forming its back and shorter wings forming the front. Using proprietary eVTOL technology, the flyer is powered by 36 electric jet engines, set in formations of three across 12 flaps which tilt vertically to ascend the aircraft. Acceleration reverts the folds to a horizontal position, with wings handling the workload after that.

Lilium claims a range of up to 186-miles (300-km) on a single charge.

According to the Lilium website, a one-hour commute could be reduced to 15 minutes at a cost less than a train ticket. The company offers a helpful map overlay comparing Lilium with taxis on standard Manhattan and JFK International Airport trip. Estimations show distances of 11-miles versus 16-miles for regular yellow taxis at a long-term cost of $6 versus up to $73 dollars for Uber’s chief rival.

The same trip takes as little as five minutes using its range to calculate.

The jet is designed to serve as an air taxi seating up to five people. The company’s goal is to facilitate transport across city centers, with an expansive network of landing pads that will enable computers to request a flight with the press of a button. Early app designs on the website offer a preview of what it could look like, with a recognizable Uber-style interface.

With regards to production, Lilium last completed a $90 million Series B funding round in early September, which included the Chinese conglomerate Tencent and Obvious Ventures, a venture firm backed by former Twitter CEO EV Williams. With $100 million in its coffers, the funds will be used to expand its 70-person team and produce the aircraft.

Preceding this move was a brain infusion of senior-level executives jumping ship from Airbus and Tesla.