The China-based electric vehicle takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer EHang has announced the retail guide price for its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), EH216-S.
According to EHang the eVTOL aircraft will cost customers $332,000 and will be effective from April 1, 2024.
The company cited the “market potential” and the “substantial industry scale” of China’s “low-altitude economy” for its decision, as well as the rapid growth in low-altitude aerial services.
“The company believes the pricing will more effectively cater to the market needs and further enhance the value of electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and UAM,” a spokesperson for EHang said.
On October 13, 2023, EHang confirmed that its unmanned two-seater eVTOL aircraft had received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) which deemed that the EH216-S’s model design fully complies with its safety standards and airworthiness requirements.
The stunning announcement meant that EHang was the first company in the world to obtain type certification for its flying taxi.
Following this, on December 21,2023, EH216-S achieved the Standard Airworthiness Certificate allowing the first deliveries to be sent to customers.
“The certified EH216-S passenger-carrying UAVs that have been delivered to customers will be utilized to provide commercial services in various scenarios such as low-altitude sightseeing and urban tourism, and their presence will continue to expand the deployment and implementation in different operational scenarios,” the spokesperson added.