Xpeng-backed startup shows flying car in Europe
The Voyager X2 flying vehicle, developed by the flying car startup HT Aero.

Asian Tech Press (Nov 17) -- HT Aero, a flying car startup backed by Chinese electric car makers XPeng Inc., debuted its flying car in Europe on Tuesday, and planned test flights there in the first half of 2022.

The Guangzhou-based flying car startup made its debut at European Rotors 2021 on Tuesday. The show, organized for the first time by the European Helicopter Association (EHA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), took place from November 16-18.

On the first day of the show, a Xpeng executive introduced the Voyager X2, HT Aero's first two-seater intelligent electric vehicle, and its conceptual configuration of the sixth generation of flying cars. This is also the first time that HT Aero shows its core technology and development achievements in the field of urban air mobility (UAM) in Europe. At the same time, the speech revealed that the Voyager X2 will plan to conduct test flights in Europe in the first half of next year.

It is understood that the Voyager X2, which is planned for test flights in Europe next year, is the fifth generation of HT Aero's two-seater intelligent electric vehicle, which was formally established in November last year and successfully made its maiden flight in June this year.

It is worth mentioning that, according to HT Aero's introduction, its conceptual configuration of the sixth-generation flying car disclosed at the show, has the basic attributes of a car that can be driven freely on most public roads, is comparable in size to existing vehicles, and can switch driving modes at any time.

It also comes with an utomatic flight control system (AFCS) that allows users to navigate without professional flight training.

HT Aero said it is currently stepping up its research and development of flying cars, and the Voyager X2 will truly realize the coupling of a flying device and a car, which can run on land as well as fly in the air, and is expected to formally meet with the public in 2024.

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