Flying cars are no longer the stuff of science fiction. Thanks to Aska, we may have them sooner than expected.
According to one CNET reportsAska is preparing to show off the A5 sometime “within a month” and buy one, and it’ll cost you $5,000 plus $789,000. Accumulation. The vehicle is about the size of an SUV with propellers on top, like a helicopter, and fits into a conventional parking space. But for the A5 to take off and land, the vehicle needs an area the size of a helipad.
The A5 is powered by electric batteries supported by a gas engine that uses premium gasoline. Thanks to its gas engine, the A5 can travel an additional 50 miles and can be charged at home or at an EV station. Currently, the A5 can reach a top speed of 150mph and travel up to 250 miles on a single charge.
As of now, the Aska A5 needs a pilot to fly, but co-founder and CEO Aska Kaplinsky expects the A5 to be fully autonomous by 2030 to help avoid aerial collisions. Aska aims to launch a ride-sharing service in 2026 to help tackle long commutes. To help people move further from big cities and reduce the number of cars they own.
Although Aska currently builds one to two A5s a month, they still need to get approval from the Federal Aviation Administration and other agencies to make the car legal.
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