The First Public Exhibition of Electric Air Taxi Opens in SG


Asia's First Public Exhibition of Electric Air Taxi Opens in Singapore

German all-electric flight company Volocopter announced on Tuesday, July 12, the launch of their first long-term public exhibition in Singapore. The pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM) is partnering with Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to develop a public exhibition featuring their commercial air taxi model.

Located at Aerospace Hub, ITE College Central, the exhibition will provide visitors with detailed information about the industry and the product, as well as the chance to try first-hand their flying taxis. The company will offer free guided tours of the city-state starting August to let people get a sense of what it feels to use this innovative form of transportation.

This partnership opens the way to deepen bilateral relations, as Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong and German Ambassador to Singapore Norbert Riedel both attended the opening ceremony. Volocopter released a report saying their services could generate up to an estimated S$4.18 billion and create up to 1,300 jobs in Singapore by 2030.

This is an important step for the company, as it launches its first permanent exhibition and services, and the city-state, as it takes a step further to reach modernism and optimised urbanism. According to annual rankings compiled by data firm 2thinknow, Singapore ranked fifth in the Top 100 World’s Most Innovative Cities for 2021. Partnerships like this allow the city the opportunity to strengthen their higher education and innovation programs.

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