Embraer’s electric aircraft subsidiary, Eve, has secured promising partnerships for the potential sale of their groundbreaking “flying cars.” In exciting news revealed at the Paris Airshow, Eve announced signed letters of intent with Voar Aviation, Nordic Aviation, and Wideroe Zero. These agreements could lead to the purchase of up to 150 electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOLs).
Voar, Nordic, and Wideroe have expressed interest in acquiring 70, 30, and 50 eVTOLs respectively. These innovative aircraft or flying car will contribute to the future of transportation, offering environmentally friendly alternatives for urban commuting and regional travel.
Eve, with an extensive order backlog of around 2,800 aircraft, is rapidly progressing toward production. Recently completing wind tunnel testing, the company is poised to commence commercial operations by 2026.
The newly forged partnerships bring exciting possibilities. Voar plans to deploy eVTOLs in major Brazilian metropolitan areas and popular tourist destinations like Sao Paulo, Florianopolis, and Salvador. Nordic, on the other hand, will acquire a fleet of 15 firm orders, along with 15 optional eVTOLs, to be leased to fleet operators. Meanwhile, Wideroe Zero, an offshoot of Wideroe, an existing Embraer customer, aims to introduce flying cars services in Scandinavia, aligning with Norway’s ambition to achieve carbon-neutral aviation by 2040.
These developments signal a remarkable step forward for electric aviation. With Eve’s futuristic eVTOLs on the horizon, the future of transportation is set to become more sustainable, efficient, and exhilarating.