Hyundai, Rolls-Royce partner to launch flying car by 2025
Rob Watson and Jaiwon Shin at the signing ceremony between Rolls-Royce and Hyundai.

Asian Tech Press (July 19) -- South Korea's largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group and British luxury automobile maker Rolls-Royce entered into a partnership with plans to launch a flying car in 2025.

Hyundai and Rolls-Royce signed a partnership agreement Tuesday to jointly develop a flying car and plan to have it in the sky by 2025.

Looking at the vehicle cabin concept, Hyundai's flying car looks larger in size, with more passengers.

Jaiwon Shin, head of AAM Division at Hyundai, said Hyundai would use Rolls-Royce's expertise in aviation to accelerate the development of hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains, which Hyundai sees as a key technology for global aviation to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Hyundai plans to launch a hydrogen fuel cell-powered aircraft in 2025, with plans to eventually bring this power system to the broader aviation market.

As planned, Hyundai aims to start offering services for customers to fly in urban areas by 2028, and launch long-range flights by the 2030s.

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