EHang puts price tag on EH216-S eVTOL aircraft, starting at US$336,500

In the future, clients who take delivery of EH216-S will start exploring the prospects of commercialization in low-altitude air travel and urban sightseeing.

EHang (亿航智能), a domestic eVTOL leader, today announced the guidance price on its flagship EH216-S passenger-carrying aircraft, at 2.39 million yuan per unit (US$336,500).

The price will be effective April 1 this year, the firm said in an official WeChat post.

EH216-S has a length of 5.73m and a height of 1.93m. A full charge of its built-in battery packs takes less than two hours.

The eVTOL device maxes out at a speed of 130kph and can remain airborne for up to 25 minutes. It has a designed range of 30km.

EH216-S made history in October last year as it became the first eVTOL model across the globe to land a type certificate from Civil Aviation Administration of China, clearing the way for monetization on the cutting-edge technologies.

In December of the same year, EH216-S obtained the coveted air worthiness certificate and completed the first commercial demonstration flights in Guangzhou and Hefei, capital cities of southern Guangdong Province and eastern Anhui Province, to great public fanfare.

According to EHang, this model can be adopted in a wide number of use cases, ranging from manned aerial transportation to tourism, and from logistics to first aid.

Ahead of mass delivery to clients the world over, EH216-S were subject to more than 40,000 test flights in 14 countries to gauge its safety levels.

In the future, clients who take delivery of EH216-S will start exploring the prospects of commercialization in low-altitude air travel and urban sightseeing.

Efforts will then expand to other application scenarios, depending on the initial outcomes, EHang indicated.

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