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India Set For E-Air Taxis In 2026: 1 Hour Journey Will Be Reduced To Mere 7 Minutes

This announcement aligns with the current challenges faced by many Indian cities, including pollution and crowded commuting.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Nov 10, 2023 17:36 IST
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India is poised for a significant leap in public transportation with EterGlobe Enterprises, backed by IndiGo, and Archer Aviation, set to introduce an all-electric air taxi service in 2026. The collaboration aims to provide affordable transportation solutions in the country, catering to the growing demand. This announcement aligns with the current challenges faced by many Indian cities, including pollution and crowded commuting.

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Archer Aviation, supported by Stellantis (Chrysler’s parent company), Boeing, and United Airlines, specializes in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft—a potential future for urban air transport. The ‘Midnight’ e-plane, capable of carrying four passengers and a pilot up to a range of 100 miles, plans to initiate services in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru with a fleet of 200 aircraft.

Highlighting the efficiency of this service, the companies noted that a journey taking 60 to 90 minutes by car in Delhi could be reduced to a mere 7 minutes with the air taxi. Additionally, InterGlobe Enterprises envisions utilizing the e-aircraft for various purposes, including cargo, logistics, medical services, emergencies, and charters.

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Archer Aviation’s notable achievements include securing a $142 million deal with the US Air Force in July, providing six Midnight aircraft. Scheduled to launch an air taxi service in the UAE in October, the company’s collaboration with EterGlobe aims to revolutionize air transportation in India.

First published on: Nov 10, 2023 05:36 PM IST

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