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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Revolutionary XPeng AeroHT eVTOL Takes Flight at CES 2024

Ready 2 FLY - XPeng Motors, headquartered in Guangzhou, China, also has additional offices in California, United States, has positioned itself as a significant player in the electric car industry, earning a listing on the New York Stock Exchange. The company's notable growth in China is underscored by its robust sales performance. Notably, XPeng Motors has ventured into groundbreaking territory with the development and production of a flying car through its subsidiary, XPeng AeroHT.
XPeng AeroHT displayed a concept electric vertical take-off and landing flying car at the 2024 CES consumer tech show in Las Vegas. (Picture from: NikkeiAsia)
Established in 2014, XPeng Motors fulfilled its promise to unveil the XPeng AeroHT eVTOL prototype at the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, United States. The flying car managed to steal the spotlight at the event, drawing attention from CES attendees.
XPeng AeroHT has successfully conducted a test flight of a two-ton eVTOL Flying Car prototype. (Picture from: Mobilitas.id)
Since 2021, XPeng AeroHT has actively engaged in developing the XPeng X2 flying car prototype. The culmination of their efforts came to fruition in 2022 when the Chinese company successfully conducted a test flight of a two-ton eVTOL Flying Car prototype. This innovative electric flying vehicle is equipped with contemporary safety features and showcases a state-of-the-art foldable rotor mechanism. The flying car's design is futuristic, boasting aerodynamic contours and a partially enclosed rear wheel that captivates the imagination of transportation enthusiasts.
The Xpeng AeroHT eVTOL employs a modular Land Aircraft Carrier with a dual-function design, featuring a module for vertical take-off as a pusher and lever and a land module serving as a car-like power source. (Picture from: Mobilitas.id)
XPeng Motors, in a statement released through XPeng AeroHT and reported by Nikkei Asia, announced plans to commence accepting orders for the flying car in the final quarter of 2024, with deliveries slated to begin in 2025. The XPeng AeroHT eVTOL is built on a modular Land Aircraft Carrier design, featuring two integral parts. The first part serves as a driver and lever for vertical take-off, akin to a personnel transport aircraft for low-altitude flights. The second part functions as a power source, resembling a conventional car for road use, ensuring safety and comfort.
At the 2024 CES event, the manufacturer of electric flying cars demonstrated a smooth transition between land and air modes, showcasing a vertical take-off. (Picture from: Otomotif.Sindonews)
During the CES event, the electric flying car manufacturer showcased the seamless transition between land and air modes, with a demonstration of vertical take-off (the initial endeavor carried out beyond China). In ground mode, the eVTOL flying car exhibits a streamlined appearance as its flying components fold inward. Following adjustments, the vehicle effortlessly reopens its 'wings' for vertical take-off.
XPeng Motors emphasized the versatile applications of these modular flying cars beyond personal use, citing their potential for public services such as emergency rescue operations, effectively meeting various governmental or private needs.
The initial market for these flying cars will be in China, with a price tag exceeding CHN ¥1 million (approximately $140,000 or Rp. 2.1 billions). Prospective buyers are required to undergo testing in a designated area before making a purchase. As XPeng Motors sets the stage for a new era of personal transportation, the XPeng AeroHT eVTOL promises to revolutionize the way we perceive and engage with mobility. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | XPENG AEROHT | NIKKEI ASIA | CNET ]
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