Stellantis to manufacture Archer eVTOL Aircraft
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Stellantis N.V. and Archer Aviation Inc. announced that they are expanding their partnership in order to manufacture Archer’s Midnight electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
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The partners will collaborate to establish Archer’s new Covington, Georgia-based manufacturing facility where they intend to start manufacturing the Midnight aircraft in 2024. Made to be safe, sustainable, and quiet, Midnight has an expected payload of over 1,000 pounds, and can carry four passengers in addition to a pilot. With a range of 100 miles, the aircraft is ideally suited to recurrent short distance trips of around 20 miles, with a charging time of about 10 minutes in-between.
This partnership will make use of the strengths of both companies to bring the Midnight aircraft to market, relying on Archer’s world-class…