Uber partnership to design chargers for flying cars

Uber is looking beyond ground transportation and has announced at its first ever Elevate conference in Dallas that the company has partnered with the world's largest charging network ChargePoint to create rapid-charging stations for Uber 's planned network of on-demand flying electric cars that will be capable of vertical take-off and landings. ChargePoint is going to design, develop, and manufacture chargers with the goal for them to be utilized at Uber Elevate Vertiports by 2020, according to a press release issued by the company. "As Uber works to bring vertical take-off and landing vehicles to the world, we are seeking out the most innovative, forward leaning companies to create the necessary pieces to scale this product. Rapid recharging is essential to this vision. ChargePoint has proven their unmatched ability to build and support electric vehicle charging networks ...

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