Chinese EV brand XPeng claims it will sell flying cars very soon

  • XPeng is a Chinese automaker with a strong focus on flying cars
  • So far it has introduced three main models, including a flying supercar that looks ‘normal’ when the wings are folded
  • According to XPeng bosses, flying cars will be sooner than expected

Published on May 21, 2024 at 7:57 PM (UTC+4)
by Alessandro Renesis

Last updated on May 23, 2024 at 3:29 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Flying cars are becoming a thing, and the Chinese EV brand, XPeng, is at the forefront of innovation and adoption when it comes to cars that can fly.

XPeng has been ramping up efforts to accelerate production of its flying cars for a while now.

And, according to the company’s boss, these flying cars could be here a lot sooner than we initially thought.

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XPeng began life as a ‘normal’ automaker but transitioned into something else.

For the last few months, the company has been focusing on flying cars, and it even launched a new sub-division to market and sell its flying cars and eVTOLs, AeroHT.

The flagship product is a supercar that looks normal when the wings are folded into the body, and then it transforms into a Sci-fi-looking flying car when the wings are deployed.

And then there’s the XPeng 2 and the AeroHT 6X6 Cybertruck-esque SUV (pictured below, left), which hides a small eVTOL in its trunk.

Earlier this year, the company’s application for airworthiness certification was accepted by the Civil Aviation Administration of Central and Southern China (CAAC) in late March.

And now the company’s co-president, Brian Gu, has confirmed that flying cars will be available sooner than people think.

The idea, according to Gu, is to have these ‘cars’ ready by late 2025, or early 2026 at the latest, and they will be initially used in rural areas.

That’s presumably due to safety reasons.

The problem for XPeng and every other company that wants to build flying cars is these vehicles are only regulated, and therefore available, in a very small number of countries.

At least for now.

But if we keep going at this rate, it feels like that’s going to change soon.

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Alessandro Renesis

Experienced content creator with a strong focus on cars and watches. Alessandro penned the first-ever post on the Supercar Blondie website and covers cars, watches, yachts, real estate and crypto. Former DriveTribe writer, fixed gear bike owner, obsessed with ducks for some reason.