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Archer and United Airlines hope to establish electric air taxi route in Chicago

Electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) aircraft manufacturer Archer Aviation has partnered with United Airlines to establish a point-to-point route between O’Hare International Airport (ORD), United’s largest operations hub, and Vertiport Chicago. Service is slated to begin in 2025. Archer’s future plans call for airport-to-city-center trunk routes to be followed by branch routes connecting to surrounding communities. Vertiport… Read more »

Archer and United Airlines announce first US commercial electric air taxi route

Archer Aviation and United Airlines have announced their first airport-to-city-center route using Archer’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL). The Downtown Manhattan Heliport is the first planned takeoff and landing site for the route between New York City and United’s hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).  Archer says it plans to launch an… Read more »

Archer Aviation receives $10 million from United Airlines for 100 eVTOL aircraft

Archer Aviation (NYSE: ACHR) has received a $10-million pre-delivery payment from United Airlines for 100 of the company’s initial production electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. This represents a deposit on aircraft which United agreed to purchase in 2021. Archer is developing eVTOL aircraft for use in urban air mobility networks. The company recently… Read more »

Heart Aerospace secures $35 million for electric planes, purchase order from United Airlines

Gothenburg, Sweden-based Heart Aerospace has raised $35 million in a Series A financing round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, United Airlines Ventures and Mesa Air Group. Heart Aerospace’s first aircraft will be the ES-19, a battery-electric 19-passenger regional airplane. Heart expects to begin deliveries for commercial use by 2026. The first-generation aircraft will have a… Read more »

Archer Aviation and Abu Dhabi Investment aim to launch electric air taxi service in UAE

California-headquartered Archer Aviation, a designer and developer of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), an independent economic development agency of the UAE government, to jointly work toward commencing air taxi operations in Abu Dhabi in 2026. Archer’s goal is to replace… Read more »

Air Canada to buy 30 electric planes from Heart Aerospace

Air Canada has announced plans to buy its first electric airplanes—an order of 30 battery-electric regional aircraft from Heart Aerospace. The airline has also acquired a $5-million equity stake in the Sweden-based manufacturer. Heart’s ES-30 aircraft is currently under development, and is expected to enter service in 2028. It can carry 30 passengers seated three… Read more »

Wright Electric proposes to convert BAe 146 regional aircraft to hydrogen or aluminum fuel cell drive

Electric aviation is in its infancy—as far as we know, no e-planes are yet carrying passengers in commercial service. However, several firms are rapidly developing electric aircraft—Rolls Royce, Bye Aerospace, Heart Aerospace and Eviation are developing battery-electric planes, while ZeroAvia is placing its bet on hydrogen fuel cells. California-based Wright Electric is taking what appears… Read more »

AC Fast Charging: The right fit for medium-duty EVs

What’s the largest mass transit system in the United States? Is it the public transit network? Nope. Commercial airlines? Guess again. Passenger rail? Not even close. Here’s a hint: the vehicles are colored yellow. Give up? It’s school buses, and in terms of sheer numbers this fleet is 2.5 times larger than all other forms… Read more »

OLEV Technologies’ dynamic wireless inductive system charges vehicles while in motion

When one thinks of Nikola Tesla and electric vehicles, the obvious connection points to Elon Musk’s favorite part-time project. However, we also have to give the Serbian inventor proper credit for pioneering technology that eventually may become even more important to EVs than battery breakthroughs. Tesla’s obsession with wireless power transmission defined much of his… Read more »