Last week, Indigo’s parent company InterGlobe signed an MoU with US-based electric vehicle takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer Archer Aviation in a push to launch electric air taxis in India by 2026.
The eVTOL air taxi service service looks to transform urban mobility, overcoming congestion problems to significantly reduce journey times. Reportedly, the 60-90 minute drive between Connaught Place to Gurugram could be reduced down to approximately 7 minutes.
Rahul Bhatia, Group Managing Director of InterGlobe, said:
“Over the last two decades, InterGlobe has been involved in providing safe, efficient, and affordable transportation to hundreds of millions of Indians across the country. We are excited at this new opportunity of bringing an effective, futuristic and sustainable transport solution by introducing Archer’s electric aircraft to India.”
Archer’s Midnight aircraft is a piloted, four-passenger eVTOL aircraft designed to perform rapid back-to-back flights with minimal charge time between flights. To begin with, the 200 initial aircraft will be deployed in Delhi, the national capital, Mumbai, the country’s financial capital, and Bengaluru, known as India’s Silicon Valley. However, there are also plans to use the e-aircraft for cargo, logistics, medical, emergency and charter services.
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