The XPeng Aero HT X2 flying car was the first among similar vehicles in China to receive permission to fly with the presence of a pilot.
The electric flying car with vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) has been developed for a long time and at the moment the company has more than 3,000 test flights to its credit. However, it is worth noting here that the manufacturer himself calls the X2 a flying car, although, as you can see, it does not have any wheels. But the X3 model being developed by the company will be able to fly and drive.
The license obtained by the company allows it to conduct tests of a wider range, but still with many conditions. At the same time, the serial product is planned to be released next year at a price of about $ 148,000.
The current version of the X2 weighs about 560 kg and is capable of carrying up to 200 kg. The flight altitude is limited to 1000 m, the maximum speed reaches 130 km / h, and the power reserve is 35 minutes.
On January 30, XPeng Aeroht, a flying car manufacturing company owned by XPeng, announced that a flying car of its own design, the X2, had received a special flight permit issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). It is also the first manned electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) product in China to receive such a permit.