Orlando FL based LuftCar’s CEO Santh Sathya announced yesterday that the company has signed MOUs with two airports in Germany. The names of the airports will not be revealed due to strategic reasons and will be referred to as Airport A and Airport B.
LuftCar will develop a prototype for the hydrogen powered air and road eVTOL vehicle at Airport A, targeting European market. A production facility to serve European markets could also be located near the vicinity of Airport A. LuftCar has been steadily building a supply chain in Germany.
LuftCar will demonstrate use cases for last mile cargo delivery, regional transportation, hydrogen refueling and cohabitation with commercial airlines in Airport B. The US based startup will also help Airport B demonstrate a regional transportation hub for LuftCar.
Santh Sathya released LuftCar’s vertiport concept, which is called LuftPad (TM). Speaking at the Vertical Flight Society’s H2-Aero Symposium at Long Beach CA on March 28th, 2022, Santh stated that ‘LuftPads are vertiports with hydrogen refueling capability for electric aircrafts, which can also support road transportation and utility power. We will leverage existing infrastructure to build LuftPads every 50 miles radius. Our hydrogen powered multi modal vehicle makes it unnecessary to build too many vertiports within the urban environment’.
LuftCar is looking forward to enhancing its presence in Germany.