- HT Aero is planning to launch the new vehicles in 2024.
- Britain’s Vertical Aerospace can also bring its own flying taxi by 2024.
- Efforts are on for flying cars in other parts of the world as well.
HT Aero is planning to launch the new vehicles in 2024.
HT Aero can soon roll out its flying car in the coming time. The company has raised over US$500 million (approximately Rs 38 billion) that company has collected through its external investors. The company is backed by Chinese electric vehicle maker Xpeng and is aiming to roll out its flying vehicle in the year 2024.
According to a report published in Gizmochina, the brand will use the investment for its research and development for the new model which will be capable of working both in the sky and on the ground. HT Aero’s founder and president Zhao Deli said that the brand’s next-generation model will feature a “fully integrated flying vehicle and automobile, designed for both low-altitude air travel and road driving.”
Zhao further said that HT Aero plans to launch the new vehicles in 2024. However, the senior official has not yet revealed any official date or timeline for this launch. Actually, the company is an affiliate brand of Xpeng, which is an electric vehicle-based start-up from China.
Britain’s Vertical Aerospace can also bring its own flying taxi by 2024.
Flying cars, also known as Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing Vehicles (eVTOL), have recently attracted a lot of attention in the automobile industry. Other automotive brands such as Hyundai, Lilium, and others are also building their own flying passenger vehicles. In July, HT Aero launched the X2, its second flying car prototype capable of carrying passengers.
Efforts are on for flying cars in other parts of the world as well
Efforts are continuing for flying cars in other parts of the world as well. According to the news recently, Stephen Fitzpatrick, the founder, and CEO of Britain’s Vertical Aerospace is close to realizing the dream of a flying car. For this, Vertical Aerospace has set a target of raising $394 million (about Rs 2970 crore) with a New York-listed company. He says his aircraft will be ready to fly by the mid-2020s.