India Set to Embrace Electric Air Taxis by InterGlobe and Archer in 2026

November 12, 2023
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InterGlobe Electric Air Taxis
InterGlobe Electric Air Taxis. Source: InterGlobe

In 2026, India’s skies are set to transform with InterGlobe Enterprises and Archer Aviation’s electric air taxis. This collaboration, sealed with an MOU, is all about making city travel faster, cleaner, and quieter. Picture this: a 27-km drive from Connaught Place to Gurugram in Delhi, usually a 60-90 minute ordeal, could take just 7 minutes in the air!

Archer’s Midnight aircraft is the star here. It’s a four-seater eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft, designed for quick, consecutive flights with minimal charging breaks. The plan? To buy up to 200 of these for India’s urban skies.

But it’s not just about zipping over traffic jams. These electric air taxis will also dive into cargo, logistics, medical services, and even private charters. Rahul Bhatia of InterGlobe is thrilled about bringing this sustainable transport to India, while Archer’s Adam Goldstein sees India, with its massive population and traffic woes, as the perfect eVTOL playground.

Over the last two decades, InterGlobe has been involved in providing safe, efficient, and affordable transportation to hundreds of millions of Indians across the country. We are excited at this new opportunity of bringing an effective, futuristic and sustainable transport solution by introducing Archer’s electric aircraft to India.

Rahul Bhatia, Group Managing Director of InterGlobe

Nikhil Goel from Archer adds that this move will make Indian cities smarter and greener. With urban populations booming and road commutes stretching out, these electric air taxis could be a game-changer.

At Archer, our goal is to make cities greener, smarter, more efficient places to live. We couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with Rahul and the InterGlobe team to bring our Midnight aircraft to Indian cities and fundamentally transform mobility across the country, with the goal of starting with Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru.

Nikhil Goel, Chief Commercial Officer of Archer Aviation

Of course, there’s a lot to do before takeoff. Getting the green light from regulators, building vertiports, training pilots – it’s a hefty checklist. But if all goes well, this venture could be a blueprint for future urban air mobility, not just in India but worldwide.

Rahul Somvanshi

Rahul, possessing a profound background in the creative industry, illuminates the unspoken, often confronting revelations and unpleasant subjects, navigating their complexities with a discerning eye. He perpetually questions, explores, and unveils the multifaceted impacts of change and transformation in our global landscape. As an experienced filmmaker and writer, he intricately delves into the realms of sustainability, design, flora and fauna, health, science and technology, mobility, and space, ceaselessly investigating the practical applications and transformative potentials of burgeoning developments.

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