Volocopter and Geely announced yesterday, the companies are jointly showcasing a full-size 2X eVTOL at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition between April 21st and 28th. The companies are highlighting their collaboration and aim to introduce Urban Air Mobility to the Chinese market by offering visitors an opportunity to learn more about this new form of transport.
As a pioneer of (eVTOL) taxi technology, Volocopter has paved the way for creating an ecosystem required to provide electric air taxi services within cities around the world. Since announcing Geely’s strategic investment in Volocopter back in 2019, the company is beginning the process of introducing these services in China and creating a scalable model for production and operations. The companies have been using their combined experience in mobility to identify where electric air taxi services could be best received in China.
For future services, Volocopter will be using their fifth-generation aircraft, the VoloCity, which is currently in the certification process with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). It will have an increased speed of 110 km/h and longer flight duration of 35 minutes compared to the previous models.