The Skyport Mobility Hub envisions not only a place to board or disembark a shared eVTOL, but a complete community hub with electric bike and scooter parking, electric vehicle fleet charging and parking, and additional amenities including restaurants, retail and co-working spaces. To charge all of these electric vehicles, the facility will require some significant infrastructure challenges to make this work in a way that supports regional sustainability and resiliency.
WSP’s challenge was to develop a strategy for supplying and managing the power to charge the various vehicle types, provide structures review, and develop sustainability strategies to guide Corgan’s conceptual design to a buildable Skyport Mobility Hub that is deployable today. The team also provided cost estimate review to help understand the cost to build a retrofit and greenfield design.
The Battery Charging and Sustainability teams helped develop a sustainable energy strategy that provides power for the five eVTOL charging and staging stations, as well as the ground vehicles and the building itself, without placing undue strain on the electrical needs of the local community. Our solution provides infrastructure to support grid functionality but also finds ways to meet the terminal’s needs on-site, focusing on both grid resiliency and decarbonization.