The Chinese company EHang– recognized for electrical air taxis– has actually announced a cargo version of the EHang 216 independent airborne lorry (AAV). The EHang 216L heavy-lift multirotor drone is capable of carrying loads of approximately 200 kg. The system ought to enable air cargo transportation at the short and also average variety in both rural as well as urban environments.

Point-to-point air transport According to

a press release, the EHang 216L heavy-lift drone can carry hauls up to 200 kg. To this end, the drone has eight arms and sixteen mots with propellers. Flight safety is guaranteed by the necessary redundancy in the drive. The system can flying independently.

According to EHang, the freight drone offers various commercial opportunities for logistical applications that call for constant point-to-point motions through the air. These include providing offshore drilling gears, overflying emergency situation items throughout catastrophe circumstances as well as moving farming goods to hard-to-reach places.

Lower discharges than ground transportation

“With the EHang 216L, we react to the demand for heavy transport AAVs for air logistics at short to medium range,” claims EHang owner as well as CEO Hu Huazhi. “With enhancing loads and also trip ranges, air logistics is expected to be one of the very first industrial applications of AAVs, as it has greater effectiveness however reduced emissions than traditional ground transportation.”

For currently, nevertheless, the EHang 216L will certainly not be able to fly around Europe. For this, the operational preconditions that are set on drones in the Certified classification should first be additional elaborated.