Growing up amongst the redwoods on the coast of California instilled in me a commitment and a deep sense of responsibility to protect our planet. I founded Joby more than ten years ago with the belief that electric propulsion would — one day — play a significant role in doing just that.
Today, aviation accounts for 3% of the world’s carbon emissions, but the sector’s true impact is almost three times that figure. Combustion-powered aircraft also release water vapor and nitrous oxide into the atmosphere, which are powerful contributors to global warming.
Though important for today’s aircraft, sustainable aviation fuels are unable to address these additional emissions or fully eliminate aviation’s carbon footprint. A rapid, significant reduction in the sector’s environmental impact requires us to find ways to speed up the development of true zero-emissions solutions.
At Joby, we have worked for more than a decade to design an all-electric aircraft with zero operating emissions. With less per-passenger energy consumption than market-leading electric cars, we intend to build an aerial ridesharing service that will make clean, quiet flight a part of everyday life.
Certification of our aircraft is well under way, and we are focused on building an aerospace company — a global manufacturer and service operator — that incorporates sustainability into every facet of our company.
With the United Nations’ 26th Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) under way, I want to share some of the steps Joby is taking to help preserve our planet.
Zero Emission Operations
Leading the Industry