InterGlobe And Archer Sign An Intriguing Agreement
India, are you ready for an electric air taxi service? It could happen as soon as 2026. At least, that’s what the newly signed memorandum of understanding between InterGlobe Enterprises and Archer Aviation claims. The two companies aim to introduce an all-electric air taxi service across India after receiving clearances and approvals from regulatory authorities. They intend on using the American firm’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, capable of providing sustainable, low-noise air travel that’s cost-competitive with ground transportation.
As things progress, the duo plans to finance the purchase of up to 200 Archer Midnight aircraft for India operations. The said aircraft is a piloted, four-seater eVTOL that, for instance, can complete a 27km trip from New Delhi’s Connaught Place to Haryana’s Gurugram in about 7 minutes. That journey, the firms believe, typically takes between 60 to 90 minutes by car.
Besides launching air taxi services, the two companies plan to use eVTOLs for other operations, such as cargo, logistics, medical and emergency services, and company and private charter services.