United Airways strengthened its guess on flying taxis with a $15 million funding in Eve Air Mobility, a developer of electrical vertical take-off and touchdown autos, the provider introduced Thursday. The deal additionally included a conditional buy settlement for 200 four-seat electrical plane plus 200 choices, with deliveries to start as early as 2026.

The funding comes a few month after United offered a $10 million deposit to Archer Aviation for 100 of that firm’s electrical plane. The provider additionally has invested in hydrogen-electric engine developer ZeroAvia.

Eve’s eVTOL plane have an anticipated vary of about 60 miles, and the corporate has a relationship with Embraer, which incorporates entry to Embraer’s service facilities, elements warehouses and subject service technicians. 

Below the phrases of the settlement, the businesses intend to work on future tasks, together with research on the event, use and utility of Eve’s plane and the city air mobility ecosystem, in accordance with United. The provider will be a part of Eve’s city air mobility simulation operations scheduled to start Sept. 12 in Chicago. 

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