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.