Ehang electric plane (eVTOL) to fly in Norway & Spain
The Chinese manufacturer Ehang has received an operating license for its electric two-seater passenger drone Ehang 216 (eVTOL) from Norway. According to Ehang, this is the first operational permit for test flights with the model in Europe.Weiterlesen
China: DHL launches drone delivery service
DHL Express and drone manufacturer EHang have entered into a strategic partnership to develop a fully automated drone delivery solution for China’s metropolitan areas. The cooperation has already started with a maiden flight at the EHang Command and Control Center in Guangzhou.Weiterlesen
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Lilium’s five-seated air taxi completes maiden flight
Lilium has presented their new electrically powered flying taxi prototype for the first time, which is designed to carry five passengers. At the beginning of May, the team also completed its maiden flight with the new aircraft.Weiterlesen
Chinese Ehang tests drone with passengers on board
Ehang impressed the world with its concept of a passenger drone already at the 2016 CES. Two years later, the first video of said autonomous drone, this time carrying a human indeed has gone live.Weiterlesen
Nissan, Renault, NXP, Ehang.
Making H2 stations redundant? Nissan is working on an ethanol-based fuel cell technology. The SOFC system uses organic ethanol to produce hydrogen inside the vehicle, which is said to give it a range similar to petrol versions. The technology could hit the market by 2020. Its biggest advantage is that hydrogen filling stations would become redundant. It is also cheaper, as it does not use precious metals and does not need expensive hydrogen tanks.
autoweek.com, reuters.com, newsroom.nissan-europe.com
EV research in Israel: Renault has signed a cooperation with the Institute of Innovation in Transportation from the University of Tel Aviv. It is said to i.e. give start-ups the opportunity to test their technologies using electric vehicles from Renault.
NXP sells semiconductor business: Dutch company NXP has sold its standard business product to a group of Chinese investors for 2.75bn dollars. The business is said to continue under the name of Nexperia.
Passenger drone: An electric drone by Chinese manufacturer Ehang, designed to fly autonomously and carry people (we reported), will actually be tested in Nevada from the end of the year. An agreement was now signed with the dem Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS).
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