India’s First Electric Air Taxi Revealed

India is making strides in the realm of electric air mobility with the introduction of the ePlane e200 air taxi. This innovative air taxi, dubbed as a significant stride for the nation, is poised to revolutionize transportation with plans underway to develop a fully operational model by next year.

The ePlane e200 is the brainchild of the ePlane Company, a Chennai-based deep tech startup founded in 2017 at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. Spearheaded by aerospace engineering professor Satya Chakravarthy and his student Pranjal Mehta, this groundbreaking initiative is set to redefine intra-city commute and cargo transportation by introducing the air taxi.

An advocate for innovative transportation solutions, Anand Mahindra, took to X to praise the ePlane Company and IIT Madras for their pioneering efforts. He highlighted IIT Madras as one of the world's most dynamic incubators, emphasizing India's growing reputation as an innovation hub.

The ePlane e200, a two-seater air taxi, boasts an impressive travel range of 200 kilometers, making it ideal for short-distance travel needs. With a cruise speed of 160 kilometers per hour and a top speed of 200 kilometers per hour, this electric flying taxi promises to alleviate urban traffic congestion significantly.

Chakravarthy emphasized the ePlane e200's potential in providing a tenfold increase in speed compared to road-based vehicles like cabs, offering a sustainable and efficient transportation solution. With its innovative design and promising features, the ePlane e200 signifies a significant leap forward in India's pursuit of electric air mobility, ushering in a new era of transportation possibilities.

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