Sept 27, 2018
The world’s first flying car is set to go on the market with pre-sales scheduled to begin next month.
The first of the two-seat hybrid-electric vehicles, which can switch between driving and flying modes in less than a minute, will be delivered to customers next year.
According to manufacturer Terrafugia, which belongs to the parent company of Volvo, the Transition can fly up to 400 miles (640km) at top speeds of 100mph (160kmh).
The price has not yet been determined but preliminary sales for the first of the pioneering models will begin in October, according to China’s news agency Xinhua.
Recent improvements to the vehicle have included a hybrid-electric motor, upgraded seats, more luggage storage, improved seat belts and airbags, the company said.
The vehicle has also been fitted with rear-view cameras and a new parachute system, as well as ‘boost’ mode, which gives ‘a brief burst of extra power while flying’.
It was certified as a Light Sport Aircraft by the Federal Aviation Administration in 2016.
This article was posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:08 am