ASKA eVTOL Electric Vertical Takeoff Landing Flying Car
Flying cars have been in the news since the 1940s, but none have ever made it into mass production, that is unless…NFT’s ASKA becomes a reality. The company announced last week that it’s now taking pre-orders for the world’s first electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle designed for consumers. Powered by electric motors and equipped with a range extender, it has a flight range of up to 250-miles, while its architecture enables future models to convert the latter into any other energy sources, like hydrogen. Read more for a video and additional information.

You’ll be able to board ASKA at home, on the street or in a parking lot, and drive it like a regular car, as it’s roughly the size of a large SUV in drive mode. It can easily transition to flight mode where it lifts off vertically in a designated vertipad launch space. Once the wings open, the vehicle transitions to smooth flight, automatically programmed to the driver’s destination. After safely landing vertically on a vertipad, it can once again be driven as a car and then parked in a standard parking lot. One thing to note is that pilot training will still be required to operate ASKA in the air. There’s just two caveats: it costs $789,000 USD and there’s no word yet on when deliveries actually begin.

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ASKA’s full scale flight demonstrations will be taking place in 2022, and the company is part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign, along with Boeing, Bell, and others; ASKA is the only consumer-oriented company in this group,” said the company.