EHang’s Heavy Raise Drone for Medium-Haul Deliveries
EHang Holdings Restricted (Nasdaq: EH), the world’s main autonomous aerial automobile (“AAV”) expertise platform firm, has unveiled the EHang 216L. EHang’s heavy elevate drone is good for short-to-medium-haul air logistics – each in cities and rural areas.
The EHang 216L can carry a payload of 200kg – about 440 kilos – which EHang says is, so far as they know, the biggest payload for multi-rotor AAVs.
“The EHang 216L is one other good utility of its world-leading AAV expertise platform in addressing actual market wants equivalent to logistics,” says an EHang press launch. EHang has been agile to find functions for his or her signature passenger drones that may be applied at present, earlier than infrastructure and regulation to assist city air mobility (UAM) is broadly accessible. In parallel with growing ground-breaking passenger drone functions in China, equivalent to aerial sightseeing excursions, they’re growing functions together with firefighting, ambulance drones, search and rescue and cargo supply.
“…the EHang 216L opens up extra business alternatives for the corporate in numerous city and rural short-to-medium-haul aerial logistics use circumstances that require frequent and point-to-point flight duties,” says the press launch. The EHang 216L could possibly be utilized by the vitality trade to resupply offshore oil rigs autonomously, for logistics in worldwide ports, or for all kinds of different functions.
“In accordance with Frost & Sullivan, the city air mobility (“UAM”) international logistics market might attain US$46 billion by 2023 (an estimated CAGR of 740%),” says the EHang press launch. “China is projected to be the biggest regional market on this planet in 2023, accounting for 45% of the worldwide logistics UAM market.”
“We’re thrilled to unveil one other new model of AAV following the EHang 216F,” says EHang’s Founder, Chairman and CEO Hu Huazhi. “The EHang 216L will meet the demand for heavy-lift AAVs for short-to-medium-haul aerial logistics. With rising payloads and flight ranges, aerial logistics is predicted to be one of many preliminary business functions of AAVs because it has increased efficiencies however decrease emissions than the traditional floor transportation. The launch of the EHang 216L additionally enhances our current aerial logistics AAV portfolio, which consists of the medium-sized Falcon B and the small-sized GD 2.0X. It additionally allows us to fulfill buyer wants in numerous aerial logistics use circumstances.”
To look at the demo video of EHang 216L, please go to: https://youtu.be/IpjEIm_d30w