Tag: VTOL

Nov 29, 2021 - 12:07 pm

Renault takes to the air with anniversary concept

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Renault 4, the French manufacturer presents a show car of a special kind: the electrically powered AIR4 relies on four twin propellers instead of tyres. The eVTOL is now capable of taking the classic “blue-jeans” car to the skies.

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Nov 11, 2021 - 04:11 pm

Hyundai subsidiary Supernal announces aerial taxi plans

Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled its new company called Supernal. The establishment of the subsidiary is related to Hyundai’s increased involvement in its Urban Air Mobility business, which aims to advance the group’s vision of future mobility in urban environments.

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Oct 25, 2021 - 03:13 pm

Startup ‘Air’ presents eVTOL for private use

The Israeli flying car start-up Air has presented its first electric flying machine, the Air One. This is an all-electric two-seater eVTOL that is to be sold mainly in the USA from 2024. Pre-orders for the model are already being taken.

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Oct 20, 2021 - 01:09 pm

HT Aero raises over $500 million

HT Aero, the flying car offshoot of Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng, has raised more than half a billion US dollars from a number of investors in its Series A funding round.

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Oct 13, 2021 - 04:22 pm

HyPoint teams up with BASF on fuel cell aviation

The US hydrogen aviation specialist HyPoint has signed a strategic development agreement with BASF New Business (BNB), a subsidiary of the chemical company BASF. The aim is to develop and test a new proton-conductive Celtec membrane.

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Oct 13, 2021 - 03:56 pm

Lilium engages ABB for MW aircraft charging system

ABB has been hired to provide a megawatt fast-charging network for electric aerial taxi manufacturer Lilium. The ABB equipment will enable charging with direct current with a power of up to 1,000 kW and can also be used for heavy electric trucks and buses.

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Oct 11, 2021 - 09:31 pm

Eve Urban Air announces partnership with Avantto

Electric air taxi manufacturer Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions is partnering with private aircraft operator Avantto to develop an urban air mobility ecosystem for Latin America. The partnership also includes an order for 100 eVTOL air taxis, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2026.

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Sep 22, 2021 - 02:34 pm

Airbus forges ahead with zero-emission aviation

Airbus has just unveiled concrete plans for zero-emission aviation with a new generation of the battery-electric CityAirbus. Meanwhile, the aircraft manufacturer has signed an MoU with Air New Zealand to research hydrogen-fuelled aircraft, while in Europe Airbus will focus on hydrogen aviation infrastructure with Air Liquide and airport operator Vinci by 2030.

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Aug 30, 2021 - 03:09 pm

HyPoint & Piasecki to develop helicopter fuel cell drives

HyPoint, which specializes in air-cooled fuel cells for electric aircraft, has signed a development agreement with Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PiAC). The goal is to develop FC systems – including for what is expected to be the world’s first crewed H2 helicopter.

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Aug 2, 2021 - 01:08 pm

Lilium is negotiating a major order from Brazil

The electric aerial taxi start-up Lilium says it is negotiating with the Brazilian airline Azul to sell 220 electric aircraft with a total value of one billion US dollars. It would be the company’s first order from Brazil.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 01:34 pm

Customcells to deliver batteries for Lilium

The electric air taxi start-up Lilium is relying on Customcells for the series production of battery cells for the seven-seater Lilium Jet. In future, the Porsche partner will be one of the main suppliers to make the existing Lilium battery technology ready for series production and produce it at its plant in Tübingen.

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Jul 23, 2021 - 10:30 am

Lilium could fall on hard times

The electric air taxi startup Lilium is short of cash. According to the German magazine Welt am Sonntag, the company has amended its 2019 balance sheet to state that its continued existence is at risk.

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Jun 14, 2021 - 12:06 pm

Vertical Aerospace announces 1,000 air taxi orders

The British eVTOL start-up Vertical Aerospace announces pre-orders for a total of 1,000 of its electric aerial taxis. In this context, the company also announces that it is seeking an IPO via SPAC and has received commitments from Microsoft, American Airlines, Avolon, Honeywell and Rolls-Royce.

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Jun 9, 2021 - 02:50 pm

Eve Urban Air reports two major eVTOL orders

The electric aircraft manufacturer Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, a subsidiary of the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, has received two large orders within a few days. Both Halo Aviation and Helisul Aviation are ordering several units of Eve’s vertical take-off and landing electric air taxi.

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May 25, 2021 - 04:07 pm

Beta Technologies closes financing round with $368 million

After Beta Technologies received an order for the delivery of ten vertical take-off and landing electric air vehicles by the UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward at the beginning of April, the US manufacturer now reports the closing of a financing round for 368 million US dollars.

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Mar 9, 2021 - 05:26 pm

HyPoint reveals aviation fuel cell prototype

US hydrogen engineering firm HyPoint has unveiled the first working prototype of its air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell for electric aircraft. The Californian startup plans to start selling the fuel cells to aerospace and eVTOL customers as early as 2022.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 12:14 pm

Formula One could take to the skies with H2

At CES 2021, French startup MACA presented the Carcopter, a concept for a hydrogen-powered Formula 1 flying car. Yes, you read that right and the founders want to establish an entire air race around it. 

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Jan 16, 2021 - 08:40 pm

Former Airbus CEO Tom Enders joins Lilium Board

Longtime aviation executive and former Airbus CEO Tom Enders joins the board of directors of eVTOL startup Lilium. The company is developing an electric jet with five seats. Series production is expected to start in 2025.

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Jan 7, 2021 - 12:55 pm

Hatzolah Air orders VTOLs from Urban Aeronautics

Israeli air cab developer Urban Aeronautics has announced the first pre-order for its vertical takeoff CityHawk. Hatzolah Air, an organisation specialising in emergency and rescue flights, has reserved four hybrid-powered units for emergency service applications.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/11/29/renault-takes-to-the-air-with-anniversary-concept/
29.11.2021 12:07