Electric Urban Air Port gets government backing
28th January 2021 | Commercial Energy
Hyundai Motor Group, Coventry City Council and the UK government have partnered with Urban Air Port to launch the world’s first site to demonstrate the potential of urban air mobility. Urban Air Port Air-One has been selected as a winner of the UK Government’s “Future Flight Challenge” to develop aviation infrastructure and systems that enable the next generation of electric and autonomous air vehicles.
Urban Air Port Air-One is a world-fist fully-operational hub for future electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, such as autonomous delivery drones and air taxis that could be transporting people and cargo across cities in the coming years. Air-One will be launched in Coventry later this year. Urban Air Port could help to reduce congestion, cut air pollution and help achieve a zero carbon future. It can be integrated with electric vehicles and sustainable public transport. The company plans to install more than 200 zero-emission sites worldwide over the next five years in response to global demand.
Electric Urban Air Port
The Air-One project will bring industry, government and the public together to unlock the potential of sustainable urban air mobility to reduce congestion, cut air pollution and decarbonise transport, whilst also facilitating passenger journeys and deliveries. Nasa has predicted that urban-air mobility in the US alone could be worth up to $500bn (£375bn) in the near term and states that a significant barrier to market growth is the lack of infrastructure – an issue which Urban Air Port was established to resolve.
The Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group has chosen Urban Air Port as its priority infrastructure partner to support the global growth of this new sector. The South Korean company plans to create its own eVTOL aircraft and support the broader urban air mobility ecosystem. Hyundai Motor Group is supporting the development of Air-One as part of its plan to commercialise its aircraft by 2028.
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