The Japanese company SkyDrive will launch (by 2023) the first flying car model at the price of half a million dollars: it will be single-seater and powered by electricity.
Flying cars will soon be reality. At least in Japan. The Japanese company SkyDrive (founded in 2012 with the aim of developing alternative forms of mobility) has announced that it wants to launch the first model of flying car on the market. The debut should take place by 2023. The name of the flying car will be SD-03 and should be sold at a price around half a million dollars. For the moment, the vehicle has only been tested at Toyota Test Field, the research and development center of the Japanese car manufacturer that is a partner in the project. In the first public demonstration, SkyDrive’s flying car was in the air for 4 minutes, floating at a height of about three meters.
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The SD-03 should be the first flying car to debut on the market for private individuals. The model successfully tested a few days ago in Japan is a single-seater. The SD-03 is 2 meters high, 4 meters wide and 4 meters long and, according to the SkyDrive website, it occupies the space of two cars on the ground. “The goal – said the CEO of SkyDrive, Tomohiro Fukuzawa – is to take our experiment to the next level in 2023 and for this we will accelerate the technological and business development. We want to create a society in which flying cars are an accessible and convenient means of transport in the sky and that people can experience a new safe and comfortable lifestyle”. SkyDrive is not the only company to have invested heavily in the flying car industry. Recently, for example, Boeing and Porsche signed an agreement to develop a new generation of urban transport vehicles. The goal is to build by 2025 an electrically powered aircraft that can take off and land vertically like a helicopter, and that when it moves on the road can guarantee the performance of a Porsche, with the ultimate goal of developing a new ecosystem of safe and efficient mobility.
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