Electric cars? That’s old hat in the small town of Covington, in Newton County east of Atlanta. The city will soon be home to a new Archer Aviation manufacturing plant that will build the vehicles of the future – electric air taxis. The California-based developer chose Covington out of 28 prospective sites, and is currently pouring concrete at a lot adjacent to Covington Municipal Airport. Archer’s air taxis are on the cutting edge of the e-mobility industry, still in its infancy. And flying cars certainly a risky proposition with many hoops to jump – fly? – through. If all goes well the Covington facility could have as many as 1,500 skilled workers by 2030, and Archer says it plans to work closely with Georgia Piedmont Technical College and the state’s Georgia Quick Start program.
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