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EHang Secures Deal for 300 Pilotless Flying Vehicles in China

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EHang Holdings has clinched a substantial deal to supply 300 of its pilotless flying vehicles to Wencheng County Transportation Development Group Co. in China. The agreement includes an initial purchase of 30 EH216-S models, with a significant deposit already paid, and a commitment for an additional 270 electric aerial vehicles (EAVs) by the end of 2026, backed by a non-refundable deposit.

In conjunction with the procurement agreement, EHang has forged a cooperation pact with the Wencheng County government in Zhejiang Province. Together, they aim to develop urban air mobility (UAM) initiatives and establish a supportive public service ecosystem.

See also: Ehang Conducts Groundbreaking Passenger Flight Demo of its EH216-S eVTOL in the UAE

“Wencheng County plans to set up multiple aerial sightseeing routes at Tianding Lake, the Baizhangji Falls, the canyon and the verdant forests, as well as establish regular operations of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft,” stated EHang’s announcement.

EHang’s recent advancements in the aerial mobility sector extend beyond China. The company’s EH216-S successfully completed its maiden autonomous flight in Saudi Arabia, supported by local authorities including the General Authority of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Transport and Logistics Services.

See also: EHang’s Pilotless Air Taxi Completes Maiden Autonomous Flight in Saudi Arabia

EHang has also diversified its market presence with a deal to sell 50 flying vehicles to Xishan Tourism, valued at $15 million, and plans to deliver an additional 450 EAVs for aerial tourism and passenger transport over the next two years.

Before its Saudi Arabia flight, EHang showcased its EAV technology in Abu Dhabi, where it conducted demonstration flights and successfully completed its first passenger flight with Mohamed Al Dhaheri, a board member of Multi Level Group and EHang’s strategic partner, as the sole passenger.

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