CHINESE COMPANY BEGINS SALES OF FLYING CAR

2024-03-22

 

Chinese drone company EHang Holdings started selling its flying car on March 18th. According to Reuters, the vehicle is available for purchase on Taobao, Alibaba's Chinese online shopping site, for 2.39 million yuan (about $1.7 million).

 

The flying car, also known as an "air taxi," is an eVTOL (Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing) vehicle. The model manufactured by the Chinese company is called the EHang 216-S. It can carry up to two people and a carry-on luggage, with a total payload of 220 kg.

 

The EHang 216-S was approved by the CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) in October of last year. It was introduced in Brazil by the company Gohobby in December 2023 during an event for sector investors at Arena XP in São Paulo. Senator Marcos Pontes (PL-SP) was present.

 

Gohobby will be responsible for selling the vehicle in Brazil. Interested parties can already reserve the means of transportation on the company's website.

 

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