Taking Orders for Flying Cars
Flying & Driving in 2019
Terrafugia's Transition is the world's first FAA and NTSB approved flying car. The company is taking orders for it. The driving/flying vehicle is a smart looking 2-seater that will be delivered to customers in 2019. The US is one of the first markets where it's available.
MIT Engineering, Now Chinese Owned
Terrafugia was founded in 2006 by a group of MIT engineers. It's now a wholly owned subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group of China, which also owns Volvo.
Details on Hybrid Electric Vehicle
The Transition has foldable wings while on the ground and driving. For driving, a hybrid electric powertrain provides propulsion. It converts to a flying machine in less than a minute. Flight is powered by a 4-cylinder petrol engine.
Speed and Altitude
According to the company, the vehicle can fly at a cruising speed of 100 mph to an altitude of 10,000 feet with a maximum range of 398 miles. On the ground it can drive at highway speeds. The base price is $279,000 as reported by the company a while ago.