CES attendees wait in huge lines to sit in Bell's redesigned AIR TAXI

CES attendees wait in huge lines to sit in Bell's redesigned AIR TAXI - a fully electric flying vehicle that could be in service within five years Bell showcased an air taxi at CES 2019 and returned this year with a redesigned version of the craft The new Nexus 4EX  boasts a larger wing than its predecessor and weighs 1,000-pounds more  It is able to carry up to five passengers, hit speeds of 150 MPH and could take to the skies in just five years 

By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com

Published: 23:34 GMT, 8 January 2020 | Updated: 23:34 GMT, 8 January 2020

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A long line stretched across the show floor at CES this week as attendees eagerly waited for their chance to sit inside the Bell Nexus 4EX air taxi.

This is the firm's second version of the fully electric flying vehicle, which now boasts a larger wing than its predecessor that made an appearance at the Las Vegas event in 2019.

The redesigned craft can carry up to five passengers for 60 miles at a speed of around 150 miles per hour – and could take off in the next five years.

Bell is part of Uber Elevate, which is the ride-hailing giant's initiative that aims to fast-track the process of bringing taxis to the skies, a concept it has already explored with plans to launch UberAIR in the future.

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A long line stretched across the show floor at CES this week as attendees eagerly waited for their chance to sit inside the Bell Nexus 4EX air taxi. This is the firm's second version of the fully electric flying vehicle, which now boasts a larger wing than its predecessor that made an appearance at the Las Vegas event in 2019

A long line stretched across the show floor at CES this week as attendees eagerly waited for their chance to sit inside the Bell Nexus 4EX air taxi. This is the firm's second version of the fully electric flying vehicle, which now boasts a larger wing than its predecessor that made an appearance at the Las Vegas event in 2019

Uber has indicated that it's 'super interested' in the Bell Nexus and Bell has put a lot of thought into how its concept aircraft would be used to help passengers get from point A to point B.

Mitch Snyder, Bell president and CEO: 'With a focus on the passenger experience, we revealed the technology and the vehicle that will revolutionize transportation in cities at CES 2019; this year, we're demonstrating what governing, operating, working and living in a smart city will look like.'

In a statement, the firm noted that 70 percent of the world will be living in urban areas by 2050 – creating tons of congestion and outgrowing the current transportation system.

But Bell believes its Nexus 4EX will be a winged savior three decades from now by allowing people to take to the skies as a mode of mobility.

The redesigned craft can carry up to five passengers for 60 miles at a speed of around 150 miles per hour – and could take off in the next five years

The redesigned craft can carry up to five passengers for 60 miles at a speed of around 150 miles per hour – and could take off in the next five years

The flying taxi includes Bell's signature powered-lift concept with four tilting ducted fans that can be configured as hybrid-electric or all-electric

The flying taxi includes Bell's signature powered-lift concept with four tilting ducted fans that can be configured as hybrid-electric or all-electric

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