A car manufacturer in the United States has received permission from the US aviation authorities to make test flights with a flying car. The project is supported by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, among others. If the project goes well, the car could be for sale in 2025 for about $ 300,000.
Alef Aeronautics director Jim Dukhovny calls the approval for testing a giant step in the transport world. “It brings an environmentally friendly and faster commute closer to everyone,” he tells USA TODAY. “It can save people and companies hours of time.” To get there before 2025, a lot of regulation will first have to be done.
Alef’s all-electric flying car called ‘model A’ should take off and land in the same way as a helicopter. As a result, the vehicle does not need a long runway and can fly away from a traffic jam at a speed of about 320 kilometres per hour. On the road, the car would have a range of about 300 kilometres; in the air, it should be about 180 kilometres.
Whether the car will pass the tests and the regulations can be adjusted remains to be seen, but you can still pre-order the flying car from today. You can sign up for a waiting list for $150. If you put down an additional $1,500, you’ll get priority over the rest of the waiting list should the car actually go on sale. Hundreds of people have already conquered a spot.
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