Joby Aviation’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft has already completed over 1,000 test flights completed within the last 10 years. This piloted, four-passenger, emissions free aircraft is capable of traveling 150 miles at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour.
PAL-V has received full certification basis with EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency), making it officially the world’s first road-legal flying car. This three-wheeled vehicle is powered by a 100-horsepower engine capable of hitting 62 mph in less than nine seconds, while topping out at 100 mph, in road mode.
There’s Formula 1, NASCAR, and soon, an electric flying car racing series. That’s right, Airspeeder aims to be the most exciting and progressive motor sport on the planet, one where highly skilled pilots will use the sky as their playground in intense head-to-head competition. Alauda will provide multiple teams and manufacturers with the hardware as a turn-key solution. However, teams will be given the freedom to set strategy and draft pilots.
Urban Aeronautics has teamed up with HyPoint, a company that specializes in (HTPEM) hydrogen fuel cell systems, to develop the CityHawk eVTOL. It will be powered by HyPoint’s latest hydrogen fuel cell stack technology, replacing the previous hybrid propulsion system. This air taxi has a six-seat design with no external wings or rotors, making it perfect f or urban transport and emergency response.
Hyundai has partnered with Uber to develop a Personal air Vehicle (PAV), called the S-A1. It’s designed for vertical take off and landing, thus negating the need for a runway, and can reach a top speed of 180 mph and a cruising altitude between 1,000 feet – 2,000 feet. The aircraft is fully electric and has a multi-rotor / propellers design to decrease a single point of failure and noise pollution.