EHang Holdings Limited, a Chinese supplier of autonomous aerial autos (AAVs), has partnered with Italian structure agency Giancarlo Zema Design Group on a challenge to construct an eco-sustainable vertiport in Italy. The vertiport will use inexperienced design and building supplies, and may generate vitality to recharge the EH216 passenger-grade AAVs.
EHang just lately efficiently accomplished the primary trial flights of its two-passenger EH216 over the South China Sea. The roughly 10-mile (16 km) flights from Hengqin New District arrived at Dong Ao Island, a preferred vacationer vacation spot.
Vertiports will play a big function within the city air mobility (UAM) market and the brand new period of flight. When built-in into the present transportation infrastructure, vertiports can function aerial hubs for vacationers.
Inspired by the native African baobab tree, GZDG’s design includes a 30-meter-high tower, with a metal and laminated wooden construction, a ready room, a café, a 200-square-meter panoramic restaurant and connecting elevate. The take off-and-landing platform will likely be set on the roof terrace. The vertiport is constructed with non-slip photovoltaic panels that may generate over 300 KW of electrical energy per day. The platform may have absolutely impartial plug-and-play charging infrastructures that can be utilized to recharge EHang’s electrical AAVs.
EHang and GZDG have a number of initiatives deliberate in Europe and Southeast Asia.