As Urban-Air Port’s (UAP) Air One event in Coventry draws to a close, the journey to provide zero emission infrastructure is very much just beginning. UAP has selected Osprey, one of the UK’s leading charge point operators, as one of its preferred partners to provide the charging for non-aeronautical vehicles at its vertiport sites, to help facilitate a seamless, intermodal, zero-emission journey.
During the three-week Air One event, Osprey has provided several stations as a means of demonstrating on-site ‘charging as a service’. Moving forward this will form a key part of UAP’s non-aeronautical revenue, which will be delivered through its digital platform and customer offering, ‘Urban-Air Choice’.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with Urban-Air Port to provide safe, reliable and accessible charging at its future sites. The eVTOL space is hugely exciting and is becoming increasingly relevant as the world looks to reduce its emissions in all forms of transport,” said Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging.
“From those electrifying the vehicles on our roads to our skies, we love collaborating with innovators in the EV world, and we look forward continuing to work with Urban-Air Port on its future exciting projects.”
Zap-Pay launch partner Osprey uses the latest technology to provide easy-to-use, accessible, rapid chargers, powered by electricity generated from 100% renewable sources. The chargers accept a variety of payment methods, and will be integrated into Urban-Air Choice on the UAP app.
The two companies share a similar goal. UAP aims to deploy its multi-modal hub on a mass scale, creating a network of connectivity, while Osprey plans to build one of the UK’s largest vehicle charging infrastructure networks. Moving forward, UAP intends to employ Osprey’s innovative charging technology at a number of future sites throughout the UK.
“Our goal is to provide agnostic ground infrastructure for EVTOL cargo and passenger air taxis, including ground transport, as demonstrated at Air One – A seamless, zero-emission, intermodal journey is now possible,” said Ricky Sandhu, Founder & Executive Chairman at Urban-Air Port Ltd.
“We’re delighted to have Osprey join our Advanced Air Mobility ecosystem, the world’s strongest and most sustainable. We look forward to building holistic, viable and sustainable infrastructure solutions that can help us all achieve our net zero goals.”