World’s first flying car approved by Federal Aviation Administration
Alef Aeronautics, a pioneering Californian company, has successfully developed the world’s inaugural fully electric flying car. This groundbreaking achievement has been officially sanctioned by the esteemed Federal Aviation Administration, marking a significant milestone in the realm of innovative transportation. In light of this momentous accomplishment, Alef Aeronautics is now accepting preorders for their revolutionary creation, as reported by USA Today.
“We are thrilled to receive this esteemed certification from the Federal Aviation Administration,” expressed Jim Dukhovny, the esteemed CEO and co-founder of Alef Aeronautics, in an official statement.
The Alef flying car has received a prestigious Special Airworthiness Certification, which grants the company the invaluable opportunity to conduct comprehensive testing both in the skies and on conventional roads. Dukhovny further emphasized that this certification “paves the way for us to bring forth a transportation solution that not only safeguards the environment but also offers an expeditious commute, effectively saving countless hours for individuals and businesses alike. This is a remarkable leap forward in the evolution of planes and cars.”
The fully electric flying car boasts an impressive range of features, including the ability to travel up to 200 miles on roads, fit comfortably within a standard garage, and achieve vertical takeoff with a remarkable flying range of 110 miles. Additionally, customers have the option to select a hydrogen-powered variant for an enhanced price point.
As indicated on Alef’s official website, the Model A car possesses the remarkable capability to “navigate skillfully above obstacles until its destination is reached,” thanks to its unique gimbaled rotating cabin design that ensures optimal stability for both the driver and passengers. Furthermore, Alef’s pioneering creation enables seamless navigation in any direction, providing occupants with an immersive 180-plus-degree panoramic view for a safe and enjoyable flight experience.
Enthusiasts can now secure their reservation for this cutting-edge two-seater car at an anticipated price of $300,000.
“The historical significance of this achievement cannot be overstated,” Dukhovny emphasized during an interview with USA Today. “While there have been notable pioneers in the field, such as Terrafugia, Paul Moller, and Henry Ford, this marks the first instance where a vehicle, in the conventional sense (possessing the appearance, functionality, and maneuverability of a car), has been granted permission to take flight. It is equally noteworthy that Alef’s creation is the first electric car to receive this extraordinary privilege. And, last but certainly not least, the capability for vertical takeoff is integral to the public’s perception of a ‘flying car.'”
Alef Aeronautics, a California company, built the first fully electric flying car. It was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and is now taking preorders since its approvalper USA Today.
“We’re excited to receive this certification from the Federal Aviation Administration,” Alef CEO and co-founder Jim Dukhovny said in a statement.
The Alef flying car was awarded a Special Airworthiness Certification which means that the company can test the car in both the air and on roads. Dukhovny said the certification “allows us to move closer to bringing people an environmentally friendly and faster commute, saving individuals and companies hours each week. This is a one small step for planes, one giant step for cars.”
The flying car is fully electric and can drive up to 200 miles on roads, fits in a regular garage, and can launch vertically into the air with a 110 mile flying range. Instead of electric fuel, a hydrogen option is available for a higher price.
The Model A car “can fly forward above the obstacles until a desired destination is reached,” Alef’s company site reads. “The driver and the cabin are stabilized by a unique gimbaled rotating cabin design.”
Alef’s car can avoid traffic, and fly in any direction while giving a “cinematic 180 plus degree view for safe and enjoyable flight.”
The two seater car is available for preorder for an expected price of $300,000.
“The historical significance of this cannot be overstated,” Dukhovny told USA Today. “While there have been pioneers like Terrafugia, Paul Moller, and Henry Ford, this is the first time a vehicle, in the traditional sense (parks and drives like a car, functions like a car, looks like a car), has received permission to fly. It’s also important that Alef is the first electric car which received permission to fly. And, last but not least, the ability for vertical takeoff is central to most people’s conception of a ‘flying car.’”