Ehang VT30 (experimental) PRICE TBA* ETA TBA
EHang's proprietary electric products and services include:
eVTOL Passenger TransportationMultiple commercial eVTOL drone services (Such as aerial mapping; forest fire surveillance, inspection and reporting; public safety surveillance; traffic management; 3 dimension modeling; news reporting and more.)eVTOL LogisticseVTOL Aerial Media (Light shows in the sky at night created by using thousands of drones.)Smart CitiesCommand and Control Center (For passenger, cargo and drone services.)After many months of rumors and speculation, Guangzhou, China-based EHang acknowledged in a tweet on March 9, 2021, “EHang has been developing long-range electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle (called the VT30) for years. We are about to run the test flight of this new product in months, which will have many new breakthrough features. We will release more information in time.”
On May 4, 2021, EHang tweeted, "We are pleased to announce that EHang's long-range AAV (Autonomous Aerial Vehicle) VT-30 has successfully completed the first phase of vertical take-off and landing trial flight. We'll carry out the second phase of the endurance flight test as planned." At the time of the Twitter post, no official photograph of the aircraft was posted. The VT-30 will be a lift+cruise aircraft, taking off vertically and then transitioning to forward flight using a pusher propeller and its wings.
Aircraft type: eVTOL aircraft for UAMPiloting: AutonomousCapacity: 2 peopleCruise speed: UnknownRange: 300 km (185 m)Flight Time: 100 minutesPropellers: 8 VTOL propellers, 1 pusher propellerElectric Motors: 9 electric motors for the propellersPower source: BatteriesEmpty weight: 700 kg (1,540 lb)Fuselage: Carbon fiber compositeWindows: Canopy type cockpitWings: One low main wingTail: Inverted V tail boomLanding gear: Fixed tricycle wheeled type landing gearSafety Features: Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its passengers and/or cargo. DEP means having multiple propellers and motors on the aircraft so if one or more motors or propellers fail, the other working motors and propellers can safely land the aircraft. The aircraft has a tri-redundancy fly-by-wire control system which can be flexibly altered into multiple modes, providing a much higher safety level for the aircraft. The aircraft can land like a plane because it has wheeled landing gear.