Flying & Driving Car Aska & FAA Approval

  A5 Looks Like World's 1st Flying & Driving Car

                                    Source:  Aska

Closing in on FAA Authorization

At CES 2023, California-based eVTOL company Aska unveiled and flew its flying car A5, which is very close to FAA authorization and operations.  Here are the salient facts and features of A5:

  • Aska says A5 will win FAA authorization "within the month"
  • It's the world's first, 4 seat flying & driving car
  • It is likely to be the world's first, fully operational flying car
  • The eVTOL is powered by a proprietary power system with lithium-ion battery packs backed up by a gas engine that extends the range
  • Range on a charge is 250 miles when flying
  • When driving, the 4 wheels are outside of the fuselage for enhanced aerodynamics
  • For flying, the wings and 6 rotors unfold for vertical takeoffs or for short runway takeoffs and landings (STOL)
  • First-of-its-kind drive & fly EV that's the size of an SUV
  • It can fit into a car parking space
  • It can be charged at home or at a regular charging station
  • Pre-orders for the $789,000 EV are now being taken
  • Aska expects to put A5 into commercial operations as a ride-sharing service in 2026

Aviation - Automotive Breakthrough

This eVTOL could be the first to hit the roads and skies in the US.  The company believes that A5 will be part of a new suite of vehicles that define the future of travel for the next 100 years.  For more news stories like this, Flight Path to the Future


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