November 8th, 2022 at 9:31 am by Claus Ludewig – The Chinese company Xpeng has shown the Aeroht X3 to the public for the first time. This is an electric car that can also fly.
Again and again, motorists are stuck in traffic jams and thus only make slow progress. Probably everyone has had the dream of simply being able to fly over the accumulation of sheet metal. Now a Chinese company wants to make this dream come true. Aeroht, which belongs to Xpeng, presented the X3 electric car. With eight rotor blades, the electric car can actually fly, as a maiden flight proves.
Xpeng Aeroht X3 can rise almost 10 meters in height
A year ago, Xpeng announced a flying car, at that time two rotors should be enough for it to take off. Now follows the e-car Aeroth X3 with four arms that can be folded out of a kind of transport box on the roof. It is planned to have the production version of the Aeroht X3 on the roads from 2024. It is unclear what performance data the Aeroht X3 has to offer. In the demo lap, the approximately 1.9 tonne car was able to rise from a standing position to a height of around 10 meters and hover in place. In addition, the flying car also masters forward flight. However, concepts with rotors are less efficient in the air than flying cars with wings. As with a drone, the Xpeng was maneuvered from outside with a remote control.
However, Xpeng is not the first manufacturer with a flying car. Stefan Klein, a Slovakian designer, has already built a flying car with the Aircar. You can take off with it in about three minutes. However, the aircar with the 1.6 liter petrol engine from BMW cannot be bought. To take off, the two-seater needs a runway that is around 300 meters long.
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Aeroht X3 flying car collection:
Aeroht, which belongs to Xpeng, presented the X3 electric car. In addition to being able to drive on the street as a vehicle, it can also take off. Four arms, each with two rotor blades, can be extended from a kind of roof box. With eight rotor blades, the e-car can actually fly. During a demonstration, the concept car could rise from a standing position at a height of around 10 meters, hover and fly forward. According to the Chinese manufacturer, the first flying e-cars should be available for purchase from 2024.
Sources: Xpeng, Golem