China’s EHang, a pioneer in passenger drones and urban air mobility solutions, is preparing to offer air taxi services in Thailand through a joint venture with one of the country’s largest conglomerates, CP Group.
The news comes weeks after EHang entered into a strategic partnership with a Malaysian company, AEROTREE, to co-develop an urban air mobility (UAM) business. More recently, EHang announced that it had received its largest ever pre-order in Asia – supplying 100 EH216 air taxis to Indonesian airline Prestige Aviation. The company has also expanded its presence in Korea and Japan.
The Thai CP Group is a multinational company with investments in 21 countries and regions. EHang says its partnership with CP Group lays the foundation for many potential air taxi use cases in Thailand, such as air tours, cargo transportation, last mile delivery, scale air taxi transportation of the city and smart city management.
Jiraporn Sudanich, Consul General of the Royal Thai Consulate General in Guangzhou, China, attended the signing ceremony of the strategic partnership. He Noted:
EHang’s innovative technologies are of great significance and can be applied to various fields, including tourism, logistics, health, disaster mitigation, agriculture, etc. I believe that the cooperation between EHang and CP Group will enrich the industrial chain of robot technology in Thailand, and I also expect to see EHang bring new vitality to the development of Thailand’s technology industry in the future.
Meanwhile, CP Group Senior Vice President Thanakorn Seriburi highlighted that joining forces with EHang was a push towards sustainability and exploring a new mode of carbon-free air mobility for the community. Here is Seriburi:
By leveraging EHang’s unique autonomous aerial vehicle technologies and efficient and eco-friendly UAM solutions for different industries, I believe our partnership will create more synergies between industrial, aerospace, smart city, food, retail, pharmaceutical and others of the CP Group, and will open up opportunities on a diverse UAM ecosystem and facilitate the development of smart cities in Thailand.
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