XPeng Air Taxi Flies 90 Minutes in Dubai

  X2 Flying Taxi Successfully Debuts & Flies in Dubai

                                Source:  Dubai & XPeng

Dubai as an Innovation Capital

In Dubai, Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer XPeng just made history by successfully completing the 1st public test flight of its eVTOL flying taxi X2.  X2 is a 2-seat air taxi that is fully electric and vertically takes-off and lands like a helicopter.  The intelligent, flying mobility system was cleared by Dubai authorities for flying and flew for 90 minutes at a public event called Skydive Dubai.  XPeng executives call the X2 "3D transportation" in which everyone can fly.

Unique Flying Capabilities

The X2 is specifically designed for low altitude, city flying capabilities.  It is meant for short-haul flights and has a maximum flight speed of 81mph.  The X2 will go into mass production in 2024.  XPeng executives say the next generation of the flying taxi will be electric, highly intelligent, have vertical takeoff and landing capability and "air-land coupling".

Dubai As an Innovation Capital

Dubai is working closely with XPeng to help it expand into new global markets by using Dubai as its platform of growth.  Dubai is positioning itself as a global innovation epicenter and over the past 2 years has lured 50 multinational companies to work within its borders.  Dubai considers the public debut of XPeng's X2 as testimony to its position as a global innovation leader and hub for new technologies.  Clearly, Dubai is aggressively carving out an innovation leadership role.  And XPeng's X2 is an important new eVTOL innovation and an important example of flying taxis very close to takeoff.  For more news stories like this, New Travel Vehicles Illustrated


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