The ride-sharing company announced a partnership with California-based Joby Aviation with plans to use all-electric air crafts, known as e-VTOLs (electric vertical take off and landing) to transport up to four passengers on low-altitude, short distance, city-to-city flights, like Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Ride-sharing, but aerial.
Joby is known for keeping its prototype air taxi close to its chest —and raising a healthy sum from the investment arm of JetBlue and Toyota last year. Now it's taking center stage as the first aircraft maker to sign onto Uber's flight plans. With Joby's planes the trips are supposed to be quiet, emission, and efficient, aka the electric vehicle dream.