Eve V1 (concept design)
Eve Air Mobility, LLC
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Founded in October 2020, Eve Air Mobility is in the business of designing electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL) passenger aircraft and are developing an entire Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem. The company is located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. The company is making both civilian and military eVTOL passenger aircraft.
Eve Air Mobility is a subsidiary of Embraer. Over the last five decades (as of 2018), Embraer has designed, developed and certified close to 50 aircraft models, delivering over 8,000 aircraft to 100 countries. Embraer’s fleet has accumulated more than 50 million flight hours. Embraer was founded in 1969 and its main headquarters are based in São Paulo, Brazil. EmbraerX is the disruptive innovation subsidiary of the Embraer Group, is based in the USA and is the business group in charge of developing their eVTOL aircraft for Urban Air Mobility (UAM).
EmbraerX has key design elements for their eVTOL aircraft which include: A human centered design, optimal safety, high reliability, redundant systems, a lower noise footprint to be community friendly, simplicity in design, advanced technology, 100% electric, passenger comfort and user experience, accessibility for anyone (young, older, special needs), low operating costs, autonomous flight and no emissions.
Eve V1 concept design eVTOL passenger multicopter
The Eve V1 concept design is a futuristic eVTOL passenger multicopter aircraft designed for advanced air mobility (AAM). The aircraft is reminiscent of an aircraft you might see in a science fiction movie such as Star Wars or Star Trek. The aircraft has one pilot and carries four passengers. The aircraft has three large ducted fans which are all located above the fuselage. It is unknown if the ducted fans have one or two propellers inside of them.
The front two ducted fans of the aircraft are supported by a high wing that is the shape of a "V". This wing will increase the range of the aircraft. The rear ducted fan is located behind the fuselage supported above the tail of the aircraft. In the rear of the aircraft is a large pusher propeller for forward flight, rearward flight and is also used other needed flight corrections.
The fuselage of the aircraft has angled futuristic lines and has larger than normal windows than a conventional airplane. The landing gear has a unique look, with angled lines. The landing gear consists of two large fixed-skid type landing gear with rear vertical struts which connect to the top of the fuselage.
No mention of this eVTOL concept design aircraft has noted in any article or is on the company's website. The picture was found on EmbraerX's White Paper titled, "Flight Plan 2030" and in the White Paper, not even a caption accompanied the graphic of the aircraft. As this is a concept design, it is unknown if this aircraft will ever make as a prototype aircraft or production aircraft.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL multicopter passenger aircraft
- Piloting: 1 pilot (future will be autonomous)
- Capacity: 4 passengers
- Cruise speed: Unknown
- Range: Unknown
- Flight time: Unknown
- Propellers: Unknown (1 pusher propeller and there are 3 VTOL propellers or possibly 6 VTOL propellers)
- Electric motors: Unknown (Either 4 or 7 electric motors)
- Power source: Battery packs
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
- Windows: Panoramic wrap around windows allowing forward, left, right for spectacular views with a solid roof above the passenger compartment
- Landing gear: Futuristic fixed-skid landing gear
- Safety features: Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its passengers and/or cargo. DEP means having multiple propellers (or ducted fans) and motors on the aircraft so if one or more propellers (ducted fans) or motors fail, the other working propellers (or ducted fans) and motors can safely land the aircraft. There are also redundancies in the sub-systems of the aircraft.
- Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions website
- Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions Twitter
- Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions YouTube Channel
- Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions Instagram
- Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions LinkedIn
- EmbraerX website
- Embraer main website
- Embraer Facebook
- Embraer Twitter
- Embraer YouTube
- Embraer Instagram
- Embraer LinkedIn
- Video: Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva remarks at Uber Elevate, Elevate Summit, Apr. 25, 2017
- Article: Uber Partners with Embraer to Manufacture Electric VTOLs, Electric VTOL News, Apr. 25, 2017
- Article: Embraer sees 2024 commercial launch for Uber flying cabs, Reuters, Dec. 15, 2017
- Article: Embraer Aiming For Flying Uber Taxi Launch In 2024, CleanTechnica, Dec. 23, 2017
- Article: Three New eVTOLS Unveiled at Uber Elevate, Aviation International News Online, May 9, 2018
- Article: Embraer X unveils first eVTOL concept, Electric VTOL News, May 24, 2018
- Video: EmbraerX. Air transport will never be the same., Embraer, July 19, 2018
- White Paper: Flight Plan 2030, EmbraerX, May 2019
- Article: Embraer Introduces eVTOL, AVweb, June 11, 2019
- Video: Introducing the new #EmbraerX eVTOL concept, Embraer, June 11, 2019
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- Article: Bell and Embraer Want to Make the eVTOL Dream a Reality, Aviation International News Online, Aug. 12, 2019
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- Article: Oshkosh e-AirVenture,Vertiflite, Sep/Oct 2019
- Video: EmbraerX eVTOL Simulator First Flight, Embraer, July 23, 2020
- Trademark: EveX, USPTO.Report, July 27, 2020
- Press Release: Leading Experts to Address Vertical Flight Aircraft Autonomy, Electric VTOL News, Aug. 5, 2020
- Article: EmbraerX's eVTOL, formerly known as DreamMaker, resurfaces as Eve, Future Flight, Aug. 12, 2020
- Article: EmbraerX ‘graduates’ urban air mobility activities as a standalone company: Eve, Vertical Magazine, Oct. 16, 2020
- Article: UK Air Mobility consortium led by EmbraerX’s Eve to simulate eVTOL flights in London airspace, Vertical Magazine, Jan. 20, 2021
- Video: Eve: Mobility Reimagined, Embraer, Mar. 24, 2021
- Article: Embraer mostra 1º teste com 'carro elétrico voador' feito no Brasil, InsideEVs, Mar. 25, 2021
- Article: Embraer’s Eve to go public via SPAC merger with $2.4B valuation, Vertical Magazine, Dec. 21, 2021
- Article: A look at Eve’s eVTOL aircraft as it targets type certification in late 2025, Vertical Magazine, Feb. 8, 2022
- Article: Eve enlists Porsche to kickstart manufacturing, logistics and supply chain strategy, Vertical Magazine, June 1, 2022
- Article: Eve Reveals eVTOL Design and Cabin Mockup, Aviation International News Online, July 17, 2022
- Article: Gallery: Eve's eVTOL Cabin Unveiled, Aviation Week, July 17, 2022