More than a billion people spend over one hour a day in traffic. Transportation emissions are one of the largest sources of pollution. Streets, highways, bridges and tunnels are increasingly expensive to maintain and build. Joby Aviation aims to solve these problems by delivering safe and affordable air travel to everyone. Founded in 2009, Joby Aviation is building a fully-electric vertical take-off and landing passenger aircraft optimized to deliver air-transportation-as-a-service. The company’s vehicle is a 5-seat aircraft that is faster than existing rotorcraft, flies 150 miles on a charge, and will be 100 times quieter than existing rotorcraft or small planes during takeoff and landing and near-silent in flyover.
—Bonny Simi, President, JetBlue Technology Ventures
—JoeBen Bevirt, Founder and CEO of Joby Aviation