Gear up to vroom above the traffic with a first of its kind flying car

A fully electric car you can drive on public roads and fly to skip traffic may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but San Mateo, California based Alef Aeronautics is making it a reality. The company revealed that its flying car, “Model A,” has become the first of its kind to receive legal approval to fly from the US government – a Special Airworthiness Certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

It is the first time a vehicle of this nature has been certified in the US. The flying car is being developed for driving on a “regular urban or rural road.” It can be parked in a regular parking space and inside a regular-sized garage.

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> The flying car is 100 per cent electric and can carry one or two occupants. The car costs roughly $300,000 as it can fly over stopped traffic and accidents on roadways.

> The car will not go faster than 25 miles per hour on a paved surface as it is a low-speed vehicle.

> In January, the company said that over 440 of its vehicles had been pre-ordered “from both individuals and corporate consumers.”

> The company hopes to begin delivering flying cars to customers by the end of 2025.

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