Dutch firm begins Production of flying cars in October 2017
A Dutch firm, PAL-V International, is ready to make the flying car a reality, as it begins production of its Personal Air and Land Vehicle (Pal-V) in October.If that happens, people may be able to drive and fly the technology early next year, but customers must be ready to pay as high $599,000 to own the first edition Pal-V Liberty.
The vehicle is a three-wheeled flying car that could carry two people and will be certified for use on the roads and in the skies, Daily Mail reported.The technology, which has been testing for years by the company could eventually make the firm the world’s first manufacturer of the innovation, beating competitor’s including Toyota.
Toyota was reportedly speeding up plans on the technology, and expects to debut it at the next world cup.The firm, based in Raamsdonksveer in the Netherlands, is aiming to deliver its first flying car to its first customer by the end of 2018.
Chief Marketing Officer, Markus Hess, told AFP that “This kind of dream has been around for 100 years now. When the first airplane was invented people already thought ‘How can I make that driveable on the road?’”
The company expects to produce between 50 and 100 of the vehicles in 2019, before ramping up to ‘quite a few hundred’ in 2020, and has designed the car such that the flick of a button, the blades fold down and gather like a bat’s wings on the top.