EHang’s EH216-S: World’s first certified electric air taxi

EHang’s eVTOL aircraft has secured approval for commercial flights from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). 

This landmark achievement marks the world’s first certification of an electric, autonomous passenger-carrying eVTOL. For more than 1,000 days, EHang collaborated closely with CAAC to meet aviation safety standards, overcoming numerous challenges.

The EH216-S is designed to carry two passengers for up to 20 miles, boasting a cruising speed of 60 mph and a maximum speed of 81 mph, powered by a 17 kWh battery and 16 propellers driven by 16 electric motors.

The successful certification process paved the way for the EH216-S to conduct commercial flights, making it the first commercialized, electric, autonomous passenger-carrying eVTOL in the world.

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