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XPeng unveils breathtaking video of flying cars soaring above cities in latest update

The future is here
  • It seems XPeng has finally made flying cars a reality
  • This footage shows them flying above cities
  • The flying car is stepping out of science fiction and into the present-day

Published on Apr 8, 2024 at 8:22PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 10, 2024 at 3:14PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Tom Wood

Some past predictions suggested that we’d be zipping off in flying cars already, but now it seems XPeng is finally making them a reality.

Now, we’ve got some footage that shows the incredible ground and air vehicles made by the Chinese company in action.

And, while their practicality has previously been questioned – they seem pretty convenient as they soar above the city skyline.

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The models captured include the XPeng X2 – considered the world’s first flying car and the XPeng AeroHT.

The footage was posted on Instagram to @xpeng_aeroht.

The XPeng can fly for 35 minutes on a single charge and, in the future, this concept will also be able to drive on the roads.

It has four helicopter-style propellers on its sides that get it off the floor.

The XPeng X2 flying car completed yet another successful test flight last month.

It completed its first cross-river flight and flew across a city.

It was the flying car’s first mission over the central city of Guangzhou in China.

XPeng AeroHT, meanwhile, has filed a request to receive an airworthiness certification, which could be approved by next year.

The all-terrain vehicle is both a car and an eVTOL (Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing).

It stands out because it looks like any other supercar, turning into an eVTOL at the touch of a button.

XPeng has even introduced an innovative parachute system for flying car safety in their flagship AeroHT – just in case.

The Chinese manufacturer showcased the new parachute in a video shared across several social media channels.

In the clip, you can see the parachute opening at 50 meters above ground.

For this demonstration, Xpeng used an industry-first, multi-parachute system, which meant that four separate parachutes were deployed.

The system can sustain up to 1 ton of weight in addition to the weight of the car.

It’s pretty impressive, and it could be making the dreams of yesterday into our future.

Let’s hope so anyway – because they look seriously cool.

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