Flying Chinese car flies over traffic
(Web Desk) – A sit roared in Mandarin as the gull-winged two-seater aircraft rose and hovered nearly 30 meters above the crowd. ‘In Dubai, make us Chinese proud.’
Xpeng Aeroht of China has created two of its aircraft’s first public flights. The startup, which is backed by electric vehicle manufacturer Xpeng Inc., conducted a 90-second test near Dubai’s famous Plan Jumeirah Island in October.
Furthermore, He Xiaopeng, the EV Company’s billionaire founder, and other backers are betting big that they can overcome regulatory hurdles.
They intend to take a piece of the $1 trillion market, which has the potential to revolutionise how people move around.
‘The flying car is approaching reality, and we thought it was the right time to chip in,’ said Brian Go Xpengs, president, on the sidelines of the GITEX event in Dubai.
Furthermore, he stated that the industry had made numerous technical breakthroughs, ranging from weight reduction to obstacle avoidance and electrification.
Aeroht is notable for its prototype, which was held in Guangzhou. The sixth-generation eVTOL from the Chinese company is a real car that can drive on the road. It appears to be a high-end automobile rather than a small plane on wheels.
The vehicle is intended to be driven on public roads more than 90% of the time. And flown when there are traffic jams or obstacles.
According to Zhao, the car has eight propellers and four electric engines and could go into mass production in 2025. Furthermore, he anticipates a price of around 1 million Yuan ($140,000), which is less than Juby’s car ($1.3 million). This is because Aeroht has complete access to Xpeng’s extensive network of suppliers in China.
Warren Zhou, an investor with substantial capital and a supporter of TCab tech, stated that ‘there are few examples where American companies told us which sector is promising and can make money. Their Chinese competitors simply went out and grabbed the market with lower prices. He also stated that drones hover boards, and vacuums “will be the same as the eVTOL and flying car industries.”
Without a doubt, technology is still in its early stages. Many factors influence the development of batteries with higher energy densities—the power-to-mass ratio. Batteries that are lighter and more powerful than those used in electric vehicles. Flying cars require more power and are more sensitive to loads, so this is essential. Aeroht is currently using laboratory batteries from domestic suppliers in its prototypes.
Furthermore, some eVTOL companies, such as the New York-listed Whang, target businesses and have already begun to profit. Whang received pre-orders for 160 of its autonomous aerial vehicles from Malaysia and Indonesia this year.
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