While many believe they’ve seen a flying saucer in the sky, anyone who sees this thing overhead can truthfully say they have.
We’ve seen some interesting eVTOL concepts recently, but the Zeva Zero has to be the most unusual of the lot.
Obviously, it’s designed to look like a flying saucer with its round body.
However, there’s no alien propulsion method here; it’s powered by eight small propellors connected to electric motors.
But what’s seriously crazy is the way that you operate it.
When stationary, the Zeva Zero sits upright on its tail, and can fit within a normal car parking spot.
Measuring 2.4 meters (8 feet) in diameter, it an accomodate one person inside.
Once they step inside the carbon fiber disc, they can see through a glass window in the nose of the craft.
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When in flight, it means the occupant is lying on their stomach looking down.
Ever wondered how it would feel if humans could fly? This will definitely give you a taste for what it’d be like.
Featuring a 25kW battery, this flying saucer has a theoretical top speed of 258km/h (160mph) and range of 80km (50mi).
Although initial versions will be operated using joystick controls, Zeva hopes to eventually make autonomous versions.
Not only does the company envision it being used for personal transportation, but it sees potential for use by emergency services as well.
If autonomous, it could even be used for cargo deliveries.
Earlier this year, the company demonstrated its full-size prototype can take off, hover, and land vertically.
Zeva has also shown a 1/8th scale model can fly horizontally as well, demonstrating how its aerodynamics will function.