InterGlobe Enterprises, which backs India’s top airline IndiGo and Archer Aviation announced Thursday that they will start an all-electric air taxi service in India in 2026 that will be “cost-competitive” with on-road services.
Archer Aviation, backed by Chrysler-parent Stellantis, Boeing and United Airlines, makes electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, which have been touted as the future of urban air mobility.
The ‘Midnight’ e-aircraft can go up to 100 miles (161 kilometers) with 4 passengers and a pilot. The service will begin with 200 aircraft and start in Delhi, the country’s capital, Mumbai, the country’s financial capital and Bengaluru, known as India’s Silicon Valley.
The companies stated that a trip that takes 60 to 90 minutes by car in Delhi will take around 7 minutes in an air taxi.