Urban Air Mobility company EHang has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Management Committee of Guangzhou Airport Economic Zone, the Administrative Committee of Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development District and Guangzhou Automobile Group to jointly create a low-altitude industry ecosystem.
According to the agreement, GAC Group and EHang will join forces in research and development, production, sales, and other areas to strengthen the low-altitude market. GAC Group is set to fully capitalise on its extensive expertise in smart manufacturing and its well-structured industrial chain to accelerate the production, adoption and market expansion for EHang’s passenger-carrying unmanned aerial vehicles. Meanwhile, EHang will maximise its expertise in developing and integrating passenger-carrying UAVs to support the development of GAC Group’s flying cars. The joint effort will be dedicated to accelerating the layout of the low-altitude industry in Guangzhou, injecting strong momentum into the rapid growth of Guangzhou’s low-altitude industry.
The Management Committee of Guangzhou Airport Economic Zone and the Guangzhou Development District Administrative Committee will initially focus on airspace management, infrastructure development and policy support to carry out the delineation of low-altitude airspace and air routes, establish low-altitude flight service stations, and promote deep cooperation between the government and enterprises. The initiative will provide support to EHang and GAC Group for their technology research and development, production, and promotion for product applications in Guangzhou.
Previously, the Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development District and the Huangpu district of Guangzhou issued “Measures for Promoting High-Quality Development of Low-Altitude Economy in Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development District and detailed policies to encourage and support the development of the low-altitude economy industry with meaningful rewards and subsidies.
Huazhi Hu, Founder, Chairman and CEO of EHang, stated, “As a local enterprise in Guangzhou, we are delighted to harness EHang’s leading advantages in passenger-carrying UAVs to partner with the Management Committee of Guangzhou Airport Economic Zone, the Administrative Committee of Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development District, and GAC Group for propelling the high-quality development of Guangzhou’s low-altitude economy. With close collaboration among all parties, we will explore new horizons in the production and manufacturing, sales and marketing, as well as the commercial operation of EHang’s passenger-carrying UAVs, injecting strong momentum into the development of the low-altitude industry in Guangzhou and empowering further leaps in China’s low-altitude economy.”