After air taxi certification, EHang reveals low eVTOL sticker price | eVTOL

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China’s top air taxi developer, EHang, not only beat its international rivals to become the world’s first startup to secure certification of its electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL), but it went a step further this month in becoming one of the very few manufacturers in the sector to reveal the list price of its craft – and an exceptionally low one, at that.

First, the money detail: EHang announced it will be selling its EH216-S two passenger autonomous air taxi for RMB2.39 million, or the equivalent of $334,000. The company said sales of the craft at that price will begin “effective from April 1, 2024,” with the cost designed to “more effectively cater to the market needs and further enhance the value of” its eVTOL plane. Which sounds like a volume play over per-plane revenue objectives, but it’s hard to know…

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