Xpeng Aeroht wants to mass-produce flying cars

Xpeng Aeroht, the flying car business of the Chinese EV manufacturer, wants to build a factory for flying cars in Guangzhou, China. Local authorities will also help with financing and flying car application scenarios.

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The planned manufacturing site will house product testing, production, sales, and operations. There is no information on the kind of investment the manufacturer is looking to make, nor about the size and capacity of the factory. Xpeng Aeroht only said that it would be the world’s first flying car factory to use “a modern assembly line for large-scale mass production” of the flying body of its modular flying car.

Pre-sales of the “modular flying car” are planned to kick off in the fourth quarter of this year, which is in line with the company’s previously announced timetable.

The modular flying car, the so-called ‘Land Aircraft Carrier,’ was first introduced in October 2023. It is a range-extended three-axle van carrying an eVTOL on board. The concept van can also recharge the two-seater in between flights. Up to five people may stay inside the “ground module,” and XPeng likens the transporter to a “lunar exploration vehicle.”

Xpeng Aeroht first launched its flying car in 2021, and the first public flights in Dubai followed in 2022. The company then received a conditional flight permit from the authorities in China in January 2023, making the Aeroht X2 the first crewed eVTOL to obtain such a license for test flights in China.



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