Chinese Firm Tests Flying Electric Car in Dubai (WATCH VIDEO)

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Xpeng, a Chinese electric vehicle manufacturing company, on Monday tested an electric flying taxi model in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate.

The test run indicated possibility of revolutionary technology that could convey people through cities high above any traffic.

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According to CNBC, the taxi named the X2 was built by the Guangzhou-based XPeng Incorporation’s aviation affiliate and it is one of the dozens of flying car projects around the world.

In July 2021, Stefan Klein also test AirCar, a flying vehicle, in Slovakia.

The demonstration was held with an empty cockpit, but the company said it carried out a manned flight test in July 2022.

The sleekly designed vehicle has the capacity to carry only two passengers and is powered by a set of eight propellers.

The X2 can travel at speeds about 130 kmph and is outfitted with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities.

The two-seater flying vehicle is also equipped with autonomous flight capabilities along with intelligent flight control systems. The vehicle is fully electric and emits zero carbon. It can carry up to 500 kg on take-off with eight propellers on board.

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The executive director for international offices at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Omar Abdulaziz Alkhan describes it as a luxury item.

“The flying car is a luxury item and a lot of high net-worth individuals are looking for technology and such luxurious product. Dubai is the place where we have customers,” Alkhan said.

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The video of the exhibition of the flying vehicle was posted by Lovin Dubai, media and entertainment firm.


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