Stellantis to build “flying taxi” factory in Georgia, partnership with Archer Aviation announced.
The automotive giant will collaborate in the construction of a production plant that will be built in Covington, Georgia.
Stellantis has announced a partnership with Archer Aviation to develop eVTOL vehicles. The automotive giant will collaborate in the construction of a production plant that will be built in Covington, Georgia.
The site will host production of the VTOL Midnight, expected for 2024. The VTOL Midnight has a range of 161 km and is designed to replace the car on short-haul routes. A real fully electric flying taxi that recharges in just 10 minutes. It can carry up to 4 passengers for a total load of 454 kg.
We have worked closely with Archer over the past two years and I have always been impressed with their ingenuity and unwavering commitment to results. By deepening our partnership with Archer as a strategic investor and with plans to grow our shareholding, we demonstrate how Stellantis is pushing the envelope to provide sustainable mobility freedom that extends beyond the road to the sky. Supporting Archer with our manufacturing expertise is another example of how Stellantis will lead the way the world moves
reads a note published by the Stellantis group.
Vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles are aircraft that can take off and land without the need for a runway. This makes them particularly suitable for operating in confined spaces or in areas where an adequate runway is not available, such as densely populated cities.
This makes them extremely agile and versatile vehicles which, according to an increasing number of international players, could revolutionize the world of mobility one day thanks to the proliferation of rental and taxi services.