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eVTOL flying car ‘xpeng X2’ suits city travel for 2 people, flies over dubai for the first time

eVTOL xpeng X2 flies over dubai

 

The eVTOL Xpeng X2 has recently made its first global appearance and flown over the landscape of Dubai at Skydive Dubai in front of over 150 attendees on October 11th, 2022, including representatives from the Chinese Consulate in Dubai, the Dubai International Chamber of Commerce, and the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism. Brian Gu, Vice Chairman and President of XPENG, comments that the flying car‘s public display in Dubai represents a milestone for the company and the international achievement of flying cars. ‘Dubai is a world-renowned City of Innovation, which is the reason we decided to hold the X2 first public flight event here,’ he adds.

 

The Dubai Chamber has been deeply involved in the whole process since the launch of the project, providing strategic consulting to the mobility company. Acting President and CEO Hassan Al Hashemi comments that ‘the first global public flight of the X2 flying car will change the game of future mobility. The flying car is the epitome of ambition, innovation and future-oriented vision that has always inspired Dubai and its leadership.’

eVTOL flying car ‘xpeng X2’
images & video courtesy of Xpeng Aeroht

 

 

all-electric with eight rotors

 

The eVTOL Xpeng X2 is a fifth-generation flying car developed and manufactured by Xpeng Aeroht. What is new to this new entree is the enclosed cockpit, tear-shaped design, and sci-fi appearance that the company says affects the high-efficient aerodynamics of the flying car to maximize the in-flight performance. Xpeng X2 is fully made in carbon fiber structure to limit its weight and can accommodate two passengers in its compact size. The company states that no carbon emissions are produced during flight because it is all-electric and thanks to its eight rotors, the Xpeng X2 flying car can soar up to 3,200 feet at a speed of up to 130 km/h for around 35 minutes. 

eVTOL flying car ‘xpeng X2’
eVTOL Xpeng X2 is a fifth-generation flying car

 

 

Manual or autonomous for city flights

 

Xpeng X2 eVTOL suits low-attitude city flights and short-distance city commutes including sightseeing and medical transportation. It is equipped with two driving modes: manual and autonomous. During the autonomous flight, the flying car can go on its own and the passengers can sit back and enjoy the view with a touch of a button. As the company states, the function is as simple as clicking start, flying high, and returning to the destination with its landing operations.

 

Inside the aircraft, the cushioned seats resemble comfortable cinema chairs with headrests, and each passenger has a dedicated LCD screen in front of them that displays flight information. A tablet lies in the gearbox to assist the passengers in their flight modes and tweak the settings of their travel. The exterior is also lined with different lighting such as green, white, red, and blue, so that passengers can fly high even at night without causing blind spots for the other aircraft pilots on air.

eVTOL flying car ‘xpeng X2’
it has an enclosed cockpit, tear-shaped design, and sci-fi appearance

eVTOL flying car ‘xpeng X2’
it is based on high-efficient aerodynamics to maximize the in-flight performance

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eVTOL flying car ‘Xpeng X2’

eVTOL flying car ‘xpeng X2’
its frame is fully made in carbon fiber structure to limit its weight

eVTOL flying car ‘xpeng X2’
it can accommodate two passengers in its compact size

eVTOL flying car ‘xpeng X2’
it recently made a global public appearance at skydive dubai

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eVTOL flying car ‘Xpeng X2’

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