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Oeiras bets on Air Electric Mobility

The municipality of Oeiras and the Megellan 500 consortium signed a protocol to implement an Air Electric Mobility project in the metropolis. This project is intended for passenger transport and involves the installation of vertiports for aircraft bases and VTTOL-electric vehicles with vertical take-off.


This technology emerged thanks to significant advances in electric propulsion and the growing need for new vehicles for urban air mobility. The system is estimated to be in operation within six years. The project highlights the benefits of these electric aircraft, which positively impact the environment and produce less noise.


In the project presentation, arguments were made to support this project. Today, there is a significant investment in aircraft take-off and landing technologies. Combined with increasing levels of automation and newly adapted infrastructures, these technologies can reshape the future of cities and transform travel modes, contributing to the sustainability and efficiency of transport.


EVTOL aircraft have advertised cruising speeds of over 250 km/h. According to the project promoters, several prototypes are currently in the development and testing phase, involving more than 70 manufacturers working on innovative solutions for this mode of transport.