We are proud and excited that Uber recognized our values, expertise and leadership in electric flight. This partnership marks the beginning of an exciting journey towards entirely new ways in travelling, not only saving time, but also being friendly to the environment. Uber has signed a partnership with Pipistrel for large-scale deployment of electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing vehicles (VTOLs) in a mission of providing a safe, reliable transportation service to everyone, everywhere. Pipistrel will provide the vehicle for Uber’s “push a button and get a flight” through the Uber Elevate Network, offering mobility options on demand in cities around the world. (more info: https://www.uber.com/us/en/elevate/)
Mark Moore, Director of Engineering for Aviation
»Uber is excited to have Pipistrel working with us and starting to develop VTOLs for Uber Elevate. Pipistrel is the only company in the world that builds and sells electric aircraft today. With brand new factory to increase their capacity, they are a valued partner in making Uber’s VTOL network a reality.«
The design of Pipistrel’d eVTOL for Uber technologically advances next generation propulsion insights, unlocking eVTOL opportunity by addressing efficiency and noise hurdles in vertical lift, hover, and cruise stages. Advanced fans draw 50% less power in hover than traditional rotors; as battery technology improves over time, Pipistrel’s eVTOL stays ahead of the competition with its proprietary propulsion system; its cruise efficient shape will amplify impact of more powerful batteries on aircraft range, speed and payload.