Nov 3, 2022 – eVTOL Insights podcast episode
Stephen Tibbitts discusses company’s latest EVTOL design and the personal mobility Market.
Zeva Aero pivots from its flying saucer to an airplane with a vertical-takeoff twist
Featured in GeekWire Zeva Aero, the Tacoma, Wash.-based personal aviation startup that’s been testing flying saucers, is shifting its focus to a more down-to-earth design for aircraft
Robb Report: This Bonkers Flying-Saucer eVTOL Concept Parks by Sticking to the Side of Skyscrapers
Featured in Robb Report The Z2 shares the first-generation Zeva Zero's saucer shape, but will be more efficient and faster. Zeva Aero has launched a new prototype
New Atlas: Zeva aims for efficiency and practicality with upgraded Z2 eVTOL UFO
Featured in New Atlas Zeva is moving to prototype a second-generation version of its radically different take on eVTOL flight. The Z2 remains a tail-sitting flying saucer that flies
eVTOL.com: ZEVA reveals the design of its new Z2 eVTOL aircraft
Featured in eVTOL.com ZEVA has unveiled the design of its new aircraft, the ZEVA Z2, a wing-bodied eVTOL aircraft for cargo and emergency transport that will replace the
Mens Gear: Z2: A Second-Generation eVTOL from Zeva Aero that resembels a flying Saucer
Featured in Mens Gear Do you believe in UFOs or as the U.S. government now calls them UAPs? Even if you’re a skeptic this eVTOL from ZEVA AERO
House Passes Bill to Support Aviation Tech
House passes Rep. Rick Larsen-backed bill to support emerging aviation tech The U.S. House last week passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Rick Larsen, D- Everett, that would invest millions
Z2 Aircraft – eVTOL Ship to Shore
This is the new Z2 aircraft on a concept yacht. Ship to shore… that’s what I’m talking about. GREETINGS FROM ZEVA HEAD QUARTERS! There is so much good news,
How Personal Flying (Saucer) Machines Will Skyrocket in the Future
Zero Emissions Vertical Aircraft Is it a mega-drone, a flying saucer or a flying pancake that took flight in rural Pierce County, Washington? The ZEVA Aero ZERO is a
Stephen Tibbitts Speaks at SAE AeroTech
Buying Time and Energy with eVTOL Stephen Tibbitts will speak at SAE AeroTech in Pasadena today at 4pm March 15, 2022 This presentation will explore how the
Vertical Flying Saucer Vehicle Takes Off
Vertical flying saucer vehicle takes off as engineer's dream comes true March 9 (Reuters) - Imagine hopping onto an upright flying saucer to go work or play, without dealing with
ZEVA Successfully Completes Historic First Test Flight
The zero-emissions electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft reaches critical milestone, flying untethered in its first series of taxiing tests TACOMA, Washington, January 13, 2022 – ZEVA,
The Case For The Round Wing
Why does ZEVA’s eVTOL aircraft look like a flying saucer? The answer lies in aviation history. The ZEVA ZERO is clearly a unique vehicle. The media has
Aerospace Leader Zeva Aero at 2021 Dubai Airshow
Aerospace leaders from Washington and across the globe were on the ground for the Dubai Airshow, the fastest-growing airshow in the world. It opened Nov. 14 after a two
Researchers Test Electric Personal Flying Machine
Imagine hopping into a zero-carbon emission, personal aircraft and zipping skyward over the traffic and congestion to land conveniently right at the office.It’s long been the stuff of science fiction
How “Flying Cars” Create a Greener Planet
Flying Cars We humans have become addicted to energy. The global average consumption of energy is 78 million BTU per person per year, which is equivalent to almost
The Case for eVTOL
eVTOL stands for Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing. The key words are electric and vertical. Electric The reasons that electric propulsion is important is multifaceted but primarily
ZEVA Announces Grant Awarded by JCATI
TACOMA, WA., September 8th, 2021 – We are pleased to announce that ZEVA Aero has been awarded a research grant from Washington State’s Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JACTI).
Tacoma Could Lead Flying Vehicle Market
A Tacoma company is working to put our city on the map for revolutionary personal air transportation. ZEVA Aero is an early pioneer in electric vertical take-off and landing
Northwest Aerospace Zeva Aero Article
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WTIA Names Zeva for Founder Cohort Program
Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) announced the 22 tech startups that have been selected for the organization’s recurring Founder Cohort Program on Thursday. WTIA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a
ZEVA’s Stephen Tibbitts Speaks at AUVSI
Unmanned Vehicle Systems Stephen Tibbitts from ZEVA AERO speaks at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Cascade Chapter panel session, "The intersection of Surface and Aviation
Zeva Featured in 2021 Best Tech Startups
The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Tacoma, Washington. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to: Revenue potential Leadership
ZEVA acquires assets through Merger with FabLab LLC
Tacoma, WA September 17th, 2020 – ZEVA Aero gains assets through a merger with Fab Lab LLC. ZEVA Aero was incubated at FabLab LLC where its founders met and began
Zeva gets you out of the Disaster Faster
Wildfires worldwide are causing death and destruction across the globe. In California more than 3 million acres have burned, 3 of the 5 largest fires in state history are still
Flying Vehicle for First Responders
Could the George Jetson future of personal flying start with first responders, cargo delivery, and security applications? Although Stephen Tibbitts, CEO & co-founder of ZEVA, envisions a day when
Radio Interview with Steve Tibbitts
Listen to Steve Tibbitts's interview on 101.9 Radio Tacoma's Climate Talk as he discusses Zeva Aero and the future of point to point air travel. The interview will be on
Zeva Speaks at ‘Flying Cars’ SAE AeroTech Digital Summit
Stephen Tibbitts, from Zeva Aero, was an invited panel speaker for the 'Air Taxis, Flying Cars, and Future Mobility Development' session during the SAE AeroTech Digital Summit on Tuesday, June
Congratulations to all of our competitors who made it to Go-Fly 2020!
Race to win the Boeing Sponsored $1,000,000 Prize is still on! We congratulate Team teTra for receiving the $100,000 Pratt & Whitney Disruptor Prize. (No small feat with
NASA Signs Space Act Agreements for Urban Air Mobility
Seventeen companies have signed Space Act Agreements with NASA to participate in the agency’s first Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge, a series of technology demonstrations meant to test the readiness
Nobody Wins GoFly Prize, But Personal Flight Is Coming
Feb 29 (Leap day, of course) saw the finals of the GoFly Prize, a competition primarily sponsored by Boeing to produce small VTOL vehicles for personal flight. The rules required
NASA moves forward with ZEVA & 16 other companies for the Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge
“Point to point air travel will begin to be adopted as early as 2025.” NASA and a clutch of startup and established companies are moving forward with plans to
Boeing Sponsors $1 Million GoFly Prize for Best Personal Flying Machines
Startups compete to build small, safe one-person flyers that can fit in a garage and take off from a driveway. What would it take to be as free
Zeva Featured in Puget Sound Business Journal
Urban mobility players tap investors to develop products of next decade... From a Tacoma company making a carbon fiber personal air vehicle, to an urban air
Washington State Office of Economic Development & Competitiveness recognizes ZEVA AERO
ZEVA AERO has been invited to participate in the delegation to the Dubai Airshow by Michele Ko from Economic Development. The Dubai Airshow brings together the aerospace community and
ZEVA AERO Opens Bridge Round
ZEVA AERO a Tacoma based corporation plans to close a bridge round of funding by the end of November. For this round, ZEVA is seeking a total raise
Prototype Images Revealed
Why it’s important: The Zeva Zero is one of the only eVTOLs in development that’s designed for private ownership rather than a shared air taxi service. It’s disc-like design
ZEVA looks at Opportunity Zone Investment
Stephen Tibbitts CEO of ZEVA, Inc meets with Congressman Derek Kilmer to discuss Opportunity Zones in the South Puget Sound region. Congressman Kilmer organized a regional meeting to discuss
White House Supports eVTOL
On Aug. 30, 2019, the Trump Administration issued Policy Memorandum M-19-25, FY 2021 Administration Research and Development Budget Priorities (9 pages, 2.08 MB):This Fiscal Year 2021 (FY2021) R&D Budget Priorities memorandum provides
ZEVA’s Big Hairy Audacious Goal
ZEVA’s mission is to enable point to point air travel for the masses. We are doing this by designing and building the most innovative and practical eVTOL (electric vertical
Wings Completed & Installed
While we were at Oshkosh Progress was being made While the marketing team was away at Oshkosh, the team continued progress on the build. Here is a wing-skin fresh
ZEVA at the LeMay Car Show – Aug 31st
The Lemay 42nd Annual Show August 31st 9A – 5P – 325 152nd St. E, Tacoma, WA It is the 42nd year of the LeMay Annual
Air Venture Recap
Air Venture was a huge success for ZEVA. We talked to thousands of people that were both intrigued and excited about what we are doing. Representatives from NASA, DoD,
Historic Moment – Zero first flight
The first hover flight (tethered) of the Zero took place Wednesday August 14th at 10:05PM. We will be following up with videos of flight testing in the coming month.
Change is in the air, The elevated future of mobility: What’s next on the horizon?
Deloitte carefully examines some of the common questions regarding the feasibility of introducing eVTOLs into the marketplace in this recent article.
Visitors at ZEVA’s Booth at 2019 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Two very special visitors stopped by for an update on Zeva's Zero Aircraft. Our Visitors work in different teams/locations ("Glenn Research Center & The" X-57 Maxwell Electric Research Plane") NASA
Competition is fierce as innovators work to develop affordable, personal aircraft
ZEVA is featured in an article published today in the Oshkosh Northwestern. Nusaiba Mizan of the USA Today Network quotes Steve Tibbitts and highlights the unique design and potential uses
ZEVA AERO is excited to be working in collaboration with Microsoft Azure and utilizing the AirSim platform while developing the Zero. Special thanks to Microsoft Azure for providing some special
Unique and Innovative Aircraft EAA AirVenture 2019
See ZEVA AERO's own Steve Tibbitts on the Aviation Week Network here, shot live at EAA AirVenture 2019.
eVTOL From the Perspective of a Private Pilot
If you are lucky enough to be at Oshkosh this week don't miss Steve's presentation on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in Aviation Gateway Park.
Zandro is a superhero who’s name means “defender of mankind”. He is able to summon the ZERO flying disk and fly at high speed to help people in need. He is also here
ZEVA Zero Campaign – XBOX
Join the ZEVA Zero campaign and enter a chance to win an XBOX! We will open the campaign at the Oshkosh event from July 22-28, 2019. If you are interested
Flying Cars Market Size, Share, Trends 2019 Global Industry Growth, Leading Players Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Regional Forecast to 2023
This article in Reuters highlights the speed at which we can expect the Flying Car market to grow.
Why flying cars are the future of military transportation
This article highlights some of the key reasons eVTOLs have a lot to offer in a military context.
Countdown to Oshkosh: It’s hard not to get excited
Being invited to show our vehicle, the ZERO, at the Innovation Showcase at AirVenture is truly an honor. We believe we have a unique and practical configuration that will change
Race to Oshkosh: Prepping the molds
We are doing a mad dash to get our full-size prototype ready to show at AirVenture. The pieces are coming together. Shown here is our painter Todd coating the upper
Could drones be a solution to Atlanta’s traffic gridlock?
Atlanta is one of the cities studying how eVTOLs could improve traffic congestion. Read an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution here.
Boeing GoFly Prize Guidelines: Noise
The Boeing GoFly Prize sets a minimum standard for noise. The Zero features low noise, multi-bladed propellers. We started with custom 5-blade propellers manufactured for ZEVA. We have designed and
Trump’s 2020 Federal Budget Funds Urban Air Mobility
A recent article on TRANSPORTUP highlights the potential impacts of the current president's inclusion of UAM in the federal budget. "As with all technological advancements, urban air mobility must have
Boeing GoFly Prize Guidelines: Size
In order to comply with the GoFly Prize guidelines, the Zero must fit within an 8.5-foot sphere. The design of the Zero maximizes wing area and stays just below the
Ford funds study on eVTOL commuting emissions, and it doesn’t go well for Ford
Ford's recent study shows eVTOLs like the Zero are well positioned to compete in the market for low emissions vehicles. Read the article here.
SAE 2019 AeroTech Americas
Zero fans, the man behind the Zero will be speaking live at SAE on March 27th. His topic, "eVTOL Perspectives from a Private Pilot", will cover how Vertical Take-off and landing vehicles are
ZEVA Featured on ANSYS blog
ZEVA has been featured on the ANSYS Startup Program blog! https://www.ansys.com/blog/design-personal-flying-device-evtol-gofly
This new Miami high-rise will have a landing pad for flying cars
In this February 2, 2019 article, author Justin Sherman highlights how a Miami high-rise is anticipating the use of flying cars. Check out the video!
Your Jetson Dreams Come True
Fortune, in a January 29, 2019 article, highlights the predicted scale of the flying taxi industry.
Zeva Featured on GeekWire
Zeva was featured in a January 29, 2019 article on GeekWire. Find updates on the progress of the Zero here!
Japan is Getting Serious About Flying Cars
A January 22, 2019 article in Bloomberg Businessweek highlights how Japan is leading efforts at Flying Car development.
Boeing’s Autonomous Taxi Takes Flight
In a January 23, 2019 article, the Wall Street Journal reported that "industry leaders predict flying cars and taxis will become part of the urban transit mix sooner than skeptics
ZEVA Featured on TransportUP
ZEVA was featured on TransportUp on January 14, 2019. Check out the article here: https://transportup.com/headlines-breaking-news/vehicles-manufactures/zeva-zeros-first-flight.
It’s official – ZEVA is a GoFly Phase-2 Contender!
ZEVA a Tacoma based team of engineers and designers has officially been accepted to compete in Phase-2 of the GoFly Prize, a Boeing sponsored X-Prize with a million dollar purse.
ZEVA Featured on GRIT CITY PODCAST – Episode 46
ZEVA and FabLab were featured on Grit City Podcast which aired December 17th. You can read about or listen to the podcast here. Big thanks to Justin, Scott, and Jeff
ZEVA wins judges award at Activate Now!
November 27th, Seattle Kimberly Waite, ZEVA's Director of Finance and Development pitched to the entrepreneurial crowd at Activate. The five judges Elizabeth Scallon, Rebecca Lovell, Tim Keck, Anita Loomba,
TransportUP is doing a great job covering the eVTOL space
TransportUP for Urban Aviation News, has done a great job staying on top of developments in the urban air mobility (UAM) market. Check out the bit on ZERO!
Your Flying Car Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think!
Futurists have been promising us flying cars since the late-19th century. They may be about to arrive. Here is a great article from The Wall Street Journal by Brent Skorup,
Team ZEVA featured on GoFly Prize website
Team ZEVA has been featured on the GoFly website. GoFly is a Boeing-sponsored competition pushing the boundaries of innovation, engineering, and transportation to create a personal flying device for anyone,
Sweet Video of ZERO Flying!
Notice how the ZERO accelerates once it gets through transition into forward flight. CFD modelling of the full scale vehicle indicate a cruising speed of about 160 mph. Kudos to
Human Blender: Love the concept… Not the implementation
Hoverbike or human blender? Russian based Hoversurf offers pre-sales for its Hoverbike. $10K reserve $150K price tag Some say this is a vehicle for "aspiring amputees"! https://newatlas.com/hoverbike-scorpion-preorders-on-sale/56988/
ZEVA airs on BBC Radio show
I had the pleasure to party with Ed Butler at the recent FiRe conference and he was kind enough to include me on an interview piece he is doing on
ZEVA invited to speak at FiRe Conference
Steve Tibbitts, founder and CEO of Zeva, was invited by Mark Anderson (CEO, Strategic News Service; Chair, Future in Review Conference Corp.; and Founding CEO, Pattern Computer Inc.) to speak at
ZEVA initiates GoFundMe Campaign
How to help? You can find our GoFundMe campaign here: gofundme.com/zero-prototype We are helping to create a new mode of transportation but we are also creating jobs. Money raised through GoFundMe
Great Insight on transportup.com !
I really like this quote from the authors at transportup.com! "Why it’s important: As VTOLs become more prevalent many companies will begin to replicate past designs. Especially in a new industry,
KING5 NEWS – Tacoma company wants to make personal flying saucer
Tacoma company wants to make personal flying saucer Tacoma-based Zeva wants to build a person flying saucer. KING 5's Jenna Hanchard reports: Published: 9:50 PM PDT August 27, 2018 https://www.king5.com/video/news/local/tacoma-company-wants-to-make-personal-flying-saucer/281-8233478
Team of Tacoma ‘engineers, designers and dreamers’ wants to build you a personal flying saucer
Team of Tacoma ‘engineers, designers and dreamers’ wants to build you a personal flying saucer BY CRAIG SAILOR email@example.com August 21, 2018 A group of Tacoma-based engineers, designers and experts
August 13, 2018 Press Release
Zero emissions vertical aircraft takes off for Tacoma based design team August 13, 2018 ZEVA ushers in a new paradigm of urban travel with their personal air transport vehicle as