India-based ePlane is developing a family of light eVTOL aircraft. The two-seat e200 vehicle is primarily intended for personal transportation and air taxi services, while the smaller e50 and e6 models could potentially be used for freight operations. As of January 2022, the Chennai-based company had not set a timeline for type certification and service entry.
Following the completion of a $5 million pre-Series A funding round, ePlane said it was aiming to fly the quarter-scale e50 prototype in March 2022, followed by the full-scale prototype (200 kg payload) in July. The business operates out of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.