VT-25 (concept design)
EHang was founded in December 2014 by Huazhi Hu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Derrick Yifang Xiong, Director and Chief Marketing Officer. EHang is an autonomous aerial vehicle technology platform company based in China and is pioneering the future of all-electric aerial transportation through multiple proprietary products and services. The company designs and manufactures electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) passenger and cargo aircraft for advanced air mobility (AAM). The mission of EHang is to provide safe, autonomous and eco-friendly air mobility for everyone.
EHang's proprietary electric products and services include:
- eVTOL passenger transportation
- eVTOL logistics
- Smart city management
- Command and Control Center (For passenger, cargo and drone services.)
- Multiple commercial eVTOL drone services (Such as aerial mapping; forest fire surveillance, inspection and reporting; public safety surveillance; traffic management; 3 dimension modeling; news reporting and more.)
- eVTOL Aerial Media (Light shows in the sky at night created by using thousands of drones.
EHang first unveiled its initial design, the single-seat model 184, at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. EHang had delivered more than 130 units of its two-seat model 216 by the end of 2020.
After many months of rumors and speculation, Guangzhou, China-based EHang acknowledged in a tweet on March 9, 2021, “EHang has been developing long-range electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle (called the VT30) for years. We are about to run the test flight of this new product in months, which will have many new breakthrough features. We will release more information in time.” On May 25, 2021, EHang revealed pictures and more details of its VT-30 long-range flagship eco-friendly all-electric zero-emissions and low noise aircraft.
EHang VT25 one passenger eVTOL concept design aircraft
The EHang VT25 is a one passenger eVTOL concept design transition product to the eVTOL VT30 aircraft. The aircraft has autonomous piloting for its single passenger, has a canopy over the cockpit, sports eight dedicated VTOL propellers and has one pusher propeller for forward flight. The aircraft is powered by batteries. The aircraft has a range of 400 km (249 m).
The aircraft has one low wing with winglets and a twin tail boom. The aircraft has fixed tricycle landing legs. The superstructure of the aircraft is made of carbon fiber composite for high strength to low weight ratio. The picture above was used for the patient application for the VT30.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL passenger concept design aircraft
- Piloting: Autonomous
- Capacity: 1 passenger
- Cruise speed: Unknown
- Range: 400 km (249 m)
- Propellers: 8 VTOL propellers, 1 pusher propeller
- Electric Motors: 9 electric motors
- Power source: Batteries
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite, with two booms holding the VTOL propellers
- Windows: Canopy over cockpit
- Wings: 1 low wing with winglets
- Tail: Twin tail boom
- Landing gear: Fixed tricycle landing legs
- Safety Features: Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its passengers and/or cargo. DEP means having multiple propellers and motors on the aircraft so if one or more motors or propellers fail, the other working motors and propellers can safely land the aircraft.