Xpeng Aeroht to accept pre-orders for detachable flying car in Q4 2024

If everything goes as planned, Aeroht's "land carrier" will become the world's first mass-produced detachable flying car catering to individual buyers.

Xpeng Aeroht (小鹏汇天), an eVTOL startup, yesterday began to showcase its futuristic non-detachable flying car at the ongoing CES 2024 in Las Vegas.

This is the first time the company’s iconic flying car went on display outside China after its introduction in October last year.

The car, decked out in white, azure and cobalt blue, is a four-wheeled all-terrain SUV with rotary blades mounted on top.

Its design contrasts with the detachable flying car also developed by Aeroht.

The detachable version is made up of a six-wheel SUV resembling Tesla’s Cybertruck, and a hexacopter drone with foldable blades that emerges through the back of the car.

The car and drone can connect or disconnect when need be.

Wang Tan, co-founder and vice president of Aeroht, told visitors in front of the company’s booth at CES 2024 that it will start taking pre-orders for the detachable flying car in the fourth quarter of this year.

Mass production and delivery is poised to get underway in the fourth quarter of next year, he added.

If everything goes as planned, Aeroht’s “land carrier” will become the world’s first mass-produced detachable flying car catering to individual buyers.

cnrobopedia reported earlier that the Guangzhou-based startup signed an agreement to sell 100 of its flying cars to an urban transportation research institute in eastern China’s Jiaxing City.

This landmark deal made Aeroht the first among a number of flying car manufacturers worldwide to sell a large quantity of products, signaling its commercial prospects.

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Ni Tao is the founder and editor-in-chief of cnrobopedia. Prior to cnrobopedia, he had a full decade of experience with a major state-run English-language newspaper as a tech reporter and opinion writer. He is also a communications specialist, having provided consultancy services to established firms like Siemens, Philips, ABinBev, Diageo, Trip.com Group (Nasdaq: TCOM, HK: 9961), Jianpu Technology (NYSE: JT) and a handful of domestic startups. A graduate of Fudan University, he writes widely about China's business and tech scenes and other topics for global publications including South China Morning Post, SupChina, The Diplomat, CGTN, Banking Technology, among others, and tries to impart his experience to students at Fudan University Journalism School, where he is a part-time lecturer. When he's not writing about robotics, you can expect him to be on his beloved Yanagisawa saxophones, trying to play some jazz riffs, often in vain and occasionally against the protests of an angry neighbor. Get in touch with him by dropping a line at nitao0927@gmail.com.

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