Chinese XPENG flying car X2 makes first public flight in Dubai

Chinese XPENG flying car X2 makes first public flight in Dubai

Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer XPeng successfully launched its X2 flying car in Dubai on Monday (October 10) which boasts a top speed of 130 kph and produces zero carbon emissions during flight.

The company - commonly known for its automotive production - have designed a two-seater electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that ascends with eight propellers.

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XPeng successfully launched the vehicle in United Arab Emirates for a total of 90 seconds.

Brian Gu, Vice Chairman and President at XPeng told the Khaleej Times: “The next generation flying car will be intelligent, electric, vertical take-off and landing, air-land coupling. We hope that our flying car will be a perfect match for Dubai, to jointly explore and build the future of 3D transportation, so that everyone can fly freely in the sky.”

XPENG took to Twitter to share a video of the launch, the caption reads: “X2 flying car’s first public flight is officially launched. Let’s take a look at the scene together!”

One sceptical user replied: “How is this a flying car? It has no wheels. To me it’s an eVTOL which is perfectly fine but it’s not a car.”

Another added: “People already struggle with 2D roads. I’ll make sure to have a safety net above my house!”

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