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Retrofitted EHang facility for commercial AAV production close to completion

Yunfu facility to house AAV assembly lines, CNC processing center, carbon fiber composite materials processing area and more, with initial annual AAV capacity of 600 units.

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EHang Yunfu facility.

Birdseye view of the EHang Yunfu facility industrial zone. All photo credit: EHang

EHang (Guangzhou, China) has recently reported that the retrofitting process of its existing autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) production facility in Yunfu, China, is being completed, with production of its passage-grade AAVs expected to start Q2 2021. With a total planned gross floor area covering 24,000 square meters, the facility will be home to EHang’s newest aerial vehicle assembly lines, a computer numerical control (CNC) processing center, a painting workshop and a carbon fiber composite materials processing area. In addition, the Yunfu facility will include a research and training center and an outdoor flight test vertiport.

Autoclaves for various parts processing at EHang Yunfu facility.

Autoclaves for various parts processing.

Upon completion, the EHang says the Yunfu facility will play a major role in producing its flagship products, the EH216 series of passenger-grade AAVs, with a planned initial annual capacity of 600 units which can be further increased to support the growing global market needs. EHang expects that it will be the first AAV commercial production facility of this scale.

The existing production facility at EHang’s Guangzhou headquarters currently span a total area of 8,750 square meters and houses production processes for its AAV products. After the Yunfu facility is up and running, the major role of the facility in Guangzhou will be gradually migrated to focus on supporting the company’s expanding new products R&D efforts.

EHang plans to host an Investor Day event for a facility tour at the new Yunfu Facility in late June 2021. Further details will be announced at a later date. Reservation information will also be announced on EHang’s website.

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