Chinese eVTOL developer Xpeng conducted the first flight of its electric flying car in Dubai last month.

The first public display of the Xpeng X2 came after the company completed a specific operations risk assessment and achieving a special flying permit from the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA).

The flight was witnessed by over 150 attendees, including representatives from the Chinese Consulate in Dubai, the Dubai International Chamber of Commerce, the DCAA and the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism.

‘Major step’

Brian Gu, vice chairman and president of Xpeng, said: “Xpeng X2’s public display in Dubai represents a significant milestone for Xpeng Aeroht and the international achievement of flying cars.

“Dubai is a world-renowned ‘City of Innovation’, which is the reason we decided to hold the X2 first public flight event here. Today’s flight is a major step in Xpeng’s exploration of future mobility.”

New design

The Xpeng X2 is the fifth-generation flying car independently developed and manufactured by Xpeng Aeroht.

For the first time, the X2 has adopted an enclosed cockpit with a teardrop-shaped design. In order to reduce weight, the it has a complete carbon fibre structure and seats just two people.
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