UAP, which specialises in ground, air, and digital infrastructure for sustainable urban air transport, such as air taxis and autonomous delivery drones, announced this partnership while concluding its Air One event in Coventry UK. The Air One showcases how sustainable urban air mobility can reduce congestion, cut air pollution, and decarbonize transport.
“Our goal is to provide agnostic ground infrastructure for eVTOL [electric vertical take-off and landing] cargo and passenger air taxis, including ground transport, as demonstrated at Air One,” said Ricky Sandhu, Founder & Executive Chairman at Urban-Air Port Ltd. “A seamless, zero-emission, intermodal journey is now possible.”
During the three-week event, Osprey provided several stations as a means of demonstrating on-site ‘charging as a service’. Moving forward this would form a key part of UAP’s non-aeronautical revenue, which would be delivered through its digital platform and customer offering, ‘Urban-Air Choice’ and the accompanying app.
Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging said: “The eVTOL space is hugely exciting and is becoming increasingly relevant as the world looks to reduce its emissions in all forms of transport.”
Osprey says it uses the latest technology to provide easy-to-use, accessible, rapid chargers, powered by electricity generated from 100% renewable sources. The chargers accept contactless and app payments and will be integrated into Urban-Air Choice on the UAP app, it adds.
UAP says it aims to deploy its multi-modal hub on a mass scale, creating a network of connectivity, while Osprey is building one of the UK’s largest vehicles charging infrastructure networks. UAP intends to employ Osprey’s innovative charging technology at several future sites throughout the UK