Xpeng A Chinese Flying Car Takes to the Skies for the First Time in Dubai

The two-seater electric flying car XPeng X2 is intended for future low-altitude city flights, particularly short-distance journeys.

At Skydive Dubai, XPeng conducted the first global public flight of its electric flying car, the XPeng X2. X2 made its first public appearance after passing the specific operations risk assessment and obtaining a special flying permit from the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA).

The demonstration flight took place on the first day of the GITEX Global tech show. Over 150 people witnessed the Dubai World Trade Center. During the demonstration flight. The DCAA reviewers praised the XPeng X2 for its stability and standardization of the entire flight operation process. In addition, it wasn’t a problematic flight, as the video shows the flying car taking off vertically and hovering tens of feet above the ground, much like a drone.

Xpeng A Chinese Flying Car Takes to the Skies For the First Time

The XPeng X2 is a two-seater flying car developed and manufactured by the Chinese automaker’s subsidiary XPeng Aeroht, which describes itself as Asia’s largest flying car company. It is designed for future low-altitude city flights, particularly short-distance journeys such as sightseeing and medical transportation. The vehicle has a minimalist teardrop-shaped design with an enclosed cockpit for efficient aerodynamic performance and a carbon fiber structure to save weight.

The X2 has two modes of operation: manual and autonomous. The latter provides passengers with a safe and intelligent flying experience. Allowing them to start, return, and land at the touch of a button. It used in the demonstration flight is a fifth-generation model, but the company is working on a sixth-generation model with significant improvements. The future model will have both manual and automatic flight driving modes. As well as the ability to move in the air and on roads—the fifth-generation vehicle can only fly, not force.

At the 1024 XPeng Tech Day on October 24, 2022. XPeng Aeroht will reveal details about the sixth-generation XPeng X2’s configuration, exterior design, and air driving method.

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