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Alef's Model A Is Big Competition for XPeng's X3 Source: Alef Aeronautics The Future of Flying Cars is Fast Approaching California-based flying car company Alef Aeronautics has unveiled its 2-passenger flying car Model A. The all-electric driving and flying car is going on pre-sale in early 2023 for a $1500 deposit. It's priced at $300,000 for delivery in late 2025. The company claims that the vehicle will be the only road-certified flying car that can do vertical takeoffs and landings like a helicopter and also drive on the road. That puts Model A in direct competition with China-based XPeng's X3 flying car. The X3 handles like a normal car on the road and easily transitions to an eVTOL for vertical takeoffs, landings and flight. As I reported yesterday, the X3 has just successfully completed a full flight test in Beijing. XPeng is making the same "world first" claims for X3 as Alef is making for Model A.
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Samson Sky's Switchblade Source: Samson Sky's Switchblade USA Flying, Driving Car Samson Sky's Switchblade is a real flying and driving car that will hit the market within weeks of getting FAA approval. The company calls it a flying sports car and it brings the lure of flying cars from science fiction territory to a concrete reality. The FAA has deemed the Oregon-built, Ferrari-red, very cool looking vehicle safe to fly and undergo flight testing. That positions the flying sportscar to being possibly within weeks of going to market. The inventors and developers at Oregon-based Samson Sky have spent 14 years building what looks like a magnificent flying and driving machine. Fascinating Tech Specs The vehicle has been designed as a luxury car with a hybrid-electric drive system. When it lands, the wings fold into the sides of the vehicle like a switchblade. It has a Samson SC 200 3-cylinder gasoline engine along with a Skybird electric
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AeroMobil's AM NEXT Source: AeroMobil Brand New Form of Regional Commuting Slovakia's AeroMobil has unveiled its second breakthrough flying car - the 4-seat AM NEXT. The vehicle is a world first for driving and flying. The company says the AM NEXT leverages the innovative technologies and engineering of its first flying car - the AM4.0 which is the world's first flying car to go into production. The AM4.0 is a combination light plane and supercar. It's a two-seat luxury vehicle priced at nearly $1.5 million that quickly shifts from driving to flying. The AM4.0 will be delivered to customers in 2024 as perhaps the world's first commercial flying car for consumers. AeroMobil's AM Next takes us on an all-new ride. Ride Hailing Service The company calls the AM NEXT a 4-seat, door to door, ride-hailing service for travel in the 100 to 500 mile range. It's a su