XPeng air taxi makes its first public flight (video)
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Xpeng flying taxi is being developed with 2013 and in Dubai presented its fifth generation. The drone is capable of developing 130 km/h and stay in the air for 35 minutes.
In Dubai, at the Gitex Global Technology exhibition, an XPeng Voyager X2 air taxi made a demonstration flight. For the first time, a Chinese drone has demonstrated its capabilities in public. Flight video posted on XPeng Youtube channel.
The XPeng Voyager X2 flying electric car climbed to a height of 91 m. It took off on autopilot and without passengers, but under the control of the operator. The flight was observed by 150 people, including representatives of the Dubai Civil Aviation Department.
The creators claim that Voyager X2 is already ready for operation. The double aircraft is completely made of carbon fiber and weighs only 360 kg. Three displays for multimedia and navigation were installed in the cabin.
The new XPeng Voyager X2 received eight electric motors – each of them rotates one propeller. The drone takes off and lands vertically, it is capable of reaching 130 km/h and climbing to a height of 1 km. The battery charge will last for 35 minutes of flight, which is quite enough for urban use.
XPeng has been working on unmanned aerial vehicles since 2013 and Voyager X2 is already the fifth generation of them. The sixth generation will receive wheels, that is, it will become a flying car. Serial production of air taxis is expected to start in 2024.