electric air taxis

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Southwest Airlines & Archer Aviation to Develop Operational Concepts for Electric Air Taxi Network

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop operational plans for electric air taxi networks utilizing Archer’s eVTOL aircraft at California airports where Southwest® operates. Archer Aviation is a leading manufacturer of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Southwest is … [continued]

Joby’s electric air taxi on display at the World Governments Summit in Dubai. Joby Aviation photo cropped

Joby to Launch Electric Air Taxi Service in UAE

Joby signs definitive agreement with government of Dubai Agreement grants Joby exclusive right to operate air taxis in Dubai for six years Service set to launch by early 2026 Agreement covers regulatory approach for early operations and includes support for entry and maturing of service Joby also signed agreement with … [continued]

An electric aircraft top view. Ride-hailing services are taking to the skies, as companies like Joby Aviation develop new all-electric options. Industries are increasingly approaching NREL for detailed guidance on how the service could impact the environment. Photo from Joby Aviation

1st Autonomous, Electric Aircraft In World To Get Approval For Commercial Flights

Cynthia just reported yesterday on a couple of eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft milestones. We’ve got two more to report on as well — one in China and one in the USA. I’ll start with the story from China. Commercial EHang Flights Now Approved in China! An EHang … [continued]

New laws passed to make charging an electric vehicle easier, quicker and more reliable. Drivers will have access transparent, easy-to-compare pricing information, simpler payment methods, and more reliable chargepoints.

Wisk Is 1st eVTOL Air Taxi Firm to Make Public Flights, Lilium Offers 1st eVTOL…

The day will come when those who want to travel sustainably will be able to do so on electric planes. This week’s progress revealed as much. During Long Beach’s “Festival of Flight” this week, Wisk became the first eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) air taxi firm to make public … [continued]

CleanTechnica Special: Verdego Aero Eric Bartsch On Hybrid Electric Plane Design

I recently caught up with Eric Bartsch from VerdeGo Aero to talk about the differences between electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft and electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) aircraft. If you recall, we previously announced that VerdeGo stopped the development of its eVTOL aircraft to focus instead on designing powertrains for other eVTOL and eCTOL aircraft makers, a valuable way to enable more urban air mobility (UAM).