Are eVTOLs a viable means of transport in sustainable mobility for the future? The Balearic Islands will witness a special test.
Mobility is changing drastically due to the new needs of users and, additionally, to the impositions that are being established in regulatory matters. Over the last few years, a new alternative has appeared on the scene that could be very interesting in the medium term. Is about a solution similar to that offered by the helicopter without entailing the cost that requires hoisting its propellers. Known in tech jargon as eVTOL, this kind of air transport service could grow exponentially.
The so-called eVTOL (Electric Vertical Take Off and Landing) have grown in the market under the protection of drones, a very interesting proposal that has proven to be an alternative with a great future ahead. The adaptation of this option for the transport of people has long become a proposal with great potential, but the truth is that implies a series of advanced requirements in terms of power. Also known as flying taxis, they can now be seen in the Balearic Islands, flying over the entire archipelago.
Is it the beginning of an alternative to conventional small planes or the ferry that connect the different islands every day? Here are the keys to understanding the future of the sector and, of course, to what extent this means of transport can become revolutionary. The pilot project is expected to determine the potential viability of this technology as a connection point.
Flying taxis or eVTOL will arrive in the Balearic Islands very soon
The company that will be in charge of testing this new means of transport will be NextNorth. The firm, born during the World Cup in Qatar a few months ago, lands in Spain to offer a service that could speed up travel in the Balearic Islands. The transport, in a first stage, will be carried out by helicopters to know what are the most convenient route options. Once the most common displacements are known, it will be decided to bet on these eVTOL vehicles.
The main difference with respect to any other alternative lies in energy consumption. Thanks to its purely electric motorizations, it will achieve an exponential decrease in polluting emissions. After all, any other alternative to connect the islands involves the use of fossil fuels, whether by air or sea. Now, what infrastructure does the use of these new technologies require? The key is held by the so-called vertiports.
NextNorth appears as an initiative that seeks to promote the energy transition of air mobility in the urban landscape through the democratization of access to air taxis. Gema Ferrero, CEO of NextNorth
NextNorth is a benchmark company in an industry that has great growth potential ahead of it. The main objective of the arrival in the Balearic Islands is to see To what extent is the establishment of a service feasible? which is expected to increase over time. Without a doubt, all eyes are on the next summer season, a time when there is a greater influx of tourists to the Balearic Islands.