A “flying car” made by Chinese electronic vehicle maker Xpeng Inc ( 9868.HK ) has taken its first public flight in the United Arab Emirates. Because the company is working to bring electric aircraft to international markets. The X2 is a two-seat electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that is lifted by eight propellers.
Monday’s unmanned 90-minute test flight in Dubai was described by its manufacturer as “an important base for the next generation of flying cars”. “We are moving step by step into the international market,” said Minguan Qiu, CEO of Xpeng Aeroht. “We chose Dubai first because Dubai is the most innovative city in the world.”