The next step for E-Volvo is to make a hybrid fuel system that will further improve the endurance up to one hour according to the companys plans. The plethora of motors doesnt mean that the multi-copter will be expensive to fly. Initial calculations and flight tests show that it will consume just 9$ worth of electricity per flight. Just like Volvos cars, safety has been termed paramount for the company and the copters computers can deal with major power failures as up to four engines can be safely compensated in case they stop working altogether.
Here are some more pictures of the first flight tests. Fingers crossed for its further development!