Suzuki is entering the race to create a flying electric car by 2025
The leading Japanese manufacturer of flying cars, SkyDrive, is joining forces with auto giant Suzuki in developing a compact two-seat eVTOL class flying electric car. The project should be completed by the opening of the World Exhibition in Osaka in 2025.
It will be a two-seat multicopter glider with eight engines and a transparent cabin. He will be able to lift a load weighing up to half a ton to a height of 500 meters and fly at a maximum speed of 100 km / h – however, no more than 20-30 minutes.
Once on the ground, the flying machine will turn into a “ground” tricycle (two wheels in front and one in the back) electric vehicle capable of accelerating up to 60 km/ h.
At first, the Suzuki copter will perform the functions of a flying taxi during the Osaka-2025 World Exhibition, and later it will be operated in other regions of Japan.