The X2 is a two-seater electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that is lifted by eight propellers, two at each corner of the vehicle.
The company behind Monday''s unmanned 90-minute test flight in Dubai described it as a "important base for the next generation of flying automobiles."
"We are moving step-by-step to the international market," said Minguan Qiu, managing director of Xpeng Aeroht. "First we selected Dubai city because Dubai is the world''s most innovative city."
According to a study from the Khaleej Times, Chinese technology and electric vehicle manufacturer Xpeng tested the world''s first flying electric taxi earlier this week. It reportedly has a maximum takeoff weight of 760 kg, a 560kg empty weight, and a 130kmph top flight speed. It is made of premium carbon fibre and is equipped with a ventilator.
After arriving from Skydive Dubai, the X2 flying car completed its test flight, ushering in a new era of short-haul trips and intelligent mobility solutions.
The most recent form of flying cars is the futuristic electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL), which has autonomous flight capabilities and an intelligent flight control system. The X2 is designed for low-altitude cities and isn''t capable of producing carbon dioxide.
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According to the study, flying automobiles might be available for commercial use in the next two to three years.