The businesses didn’t disclose particulars of investments of their partnership, nor define any manufacturing timetable or goal.
Based in 2018, SkyDrive, based mostly in Tokyo, counts massive Japan companies equivalent to buying and selling home Itochu, tech agency NEC and a unit of vitality firm Eneos Holdings amongst its important shareholders. In 2020 it raised 5.1 billion yen ($42 million) in complete in Sequence B funds, based on its web site.
SkyDrive is at the moment growing a two-seat electric-powered flying automotive with plans for full-scale manufacturing. The assertion didn’t say whether or not Suzuki could be engaged on this particular automobile.
The corporate, which can also be growing cargo drones, goals to launch a ‘flying automotive’ service in Osaka in 2025 when the Japanese metropolis hosts the World Expo.
For Suzuki, the partnership will add flying vehicles as a fourth mobility enterprise, along with cars, bikes and outboard motors.