December 26, 2022
Israeli startup, AIR, completes the first of its $150,000 electric flying car, Air One, that takes two people above heavy traffic.
Air One is an all-electric two-seater aircraft that can goes 177-km (110 miles) or a flight time of one hour on a single charge.
The flagship eVTOL aircraft has speeds of up to 155 miles (250-km) per hour at an altitude of 1,200 feet.
Air One is expected to hit the market at the end of 2024 at a base price of $150,000.
The company has already secured over 260 pre-orders for its flagship eVTOL Air One.
“AIR’s full-scale AIR ONE prototype, loaded to full capacity of 1100kg (2425lbs), took off and transitioned to its nominal cruising speed,” the company said in a statement.
“AIR’s unique eVTOL for personal use offers an everyday alternative for short distance commuting in the sky,” the company added.
Air One is expected to hit the market at the end of 2024 at a base price of $150,000. The company has already secured over 260 pre-orders for its flagship eVTOL Air One.
Commenting on the successful flight, the CEO and co-founder of AIR, Rani Plaut said that the next test phase is with someone onboard the two-seater aircraft.
“It is thrilling to have reached this moment in our journey as we strive to build the foundation to make personal air mobility a reality.”
He added :
“AIR is incredibly proud to play a role in the global AAM movement, and we’re looking forward and upward to 2024 when adoption of privately-owned eVTOLs takes flight.”
(Source – Autojush)