porsche is partnering with boeing to build an electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (EVTOL) to create a premium urban air mobility service. they’ve suggested that a 2018 study by porsche consulting forecasted the urban air mobility market to ‘pick up speed after 2025.’

 

part of the partnership will include creating an international team to address various aspects of urban air mobility, including analysis of the market potential for premium vehicles and possible use cases. boeing, and aurora flight sciences, a subsidiary of boeing, porsche, and are developing a concept for a fully electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle. engineers from both companies, as well as porsche subsidiaries porsche engineering services GMBH and studio F.A. porsche, will implement and test a prototype.

porsche and boeing are partnering to make electric 'flying cars' happen

image courtesy of boeing / porsche

 

 

‘porsche is looking to enhance its scope as a sports car manufacturer by becoming a leading brand for premium mobility,’ says detlev von platen, member of the executive board for sales and marketing at porsche AG. ‘in the longer term, this could mean moving into the third dimension of travel. we are combining the strengths of two leading global companies to address a potential key market segment of the future.’

 

‘this collaboration builds on our efforts to develop a safe and efficient new mobility ecosystem, and provides an opportunity to investigate the development of a premium urban air mobility vehicle with a leading automotive brand,’ said steve nordlund, vice president and general manager boeing next, an organization that is laying the foundation for a next-generation mobility ecosystem in which autonomous and piloted vehicles can safely coexist. ‘porsche and boeing together bring precision engineering, style and innovation to accelerate urban air mobility worldwide.’

 

project info

 

company: porsche / boeing

type: EVTOL