Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Nov. 08, 2021
Document Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2021  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2021  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Entity Registrant Name Joby Aviation, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001819848  
Entity Tax Identification Number 98-1548118  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity File Number 001-39524  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company true  
Entity Ex Transition Period false  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Address, Address Line One 2155 Delaware Avenue  
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite #225  
Entity Address, City or Town Santa Cruz  
Entity Address, State or Province CA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 95060  
City Area Code 831  
Local Phone Number 426-3733  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   603,894,394
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Transition Report false  
Common Stock [Member]    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Trading Symbol JOBY  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, par value $0.0001  
Security Exchange Name NYSE  
Warrant [Member]    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Trading Symbol JOBY WS  
Title of 12(b) Security Warrants to purchase common stock  
Security Exchange Name NYSE