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Saudi Arabia’s NEOM will have eco-friendly electric vertical transport systems

Cutting-edge technology will be used to establish an emission-free, efficient transport network

Saudi Arabia’s NEOM development project and urban mobility company Volocopter, have established a joint venture to design, implement and operate the world’s first bespoke public ‘vertical mobility system’.

The joint venture will allow NEOM to implement a sustainable mobility system completely powered by renewable energy.

The project will facilitate air taxi and vertical logistics services, fully aligned with the zero-emission public transit system in NEOM. The system will feature an open eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) ecosystem that can be used for logistics, emergency response services and tourism.

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NEOM has placed an order for 15 Volocopter aircraft and aims to launch initial flight operations within the next three years.

The establishment of eVTOLs are a crucial part of NEOM’s mobility strategy as they don’t require a large amount of surface infrastructure, such as road construction, and therefore help preserve the environment.

For more information, visit www.neom.com

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