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Dubai hosts world’s first public flight of two-seater flying car

Dubai hosts world’s first public flight of two-seater flying car

The flying car, X2, emits zero carbon dioxide and is designed with a maximum speed of 130 kilometres per hour

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The world’s first public flight of the two-seater eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) flying car X2 took off on Monday at Skydive Dubai.

After taking off from Dubai Marina, the X2 flying car completed its 90-minute test flight, marking an era of short-haul flights and intelligent mobility solutions, official news agency WAM reported.

Dubai International Chamber, one of three Chambers operating under Dubai Chambers, hosted the test flight, designed by Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer XPeng,

The two-seater eVTOL flying car X2 is equipped with an intelligent flight control system and autonomous flight capabilities, and is developed by XPENG’s affiliate XPENG AEROHT. The X2 emits zero carbon dioxide and is designed with low-altitude city capabilities, with a maximum flight speed of 130 kilometres per hour.

The event was attended by Li Xuhang, Consul-General of China in Dubai; Hassan Al Hashemi, acting president and CEO of Dubai Chambers; Dr Brian Gu, vice chairman and president of XPeng; Mohammad Al Kamali, deputy CEO, Dubai Industries and Exports and other government officials and members of the business community.

Dubai has been at the vanguard of introducing technology-fuelled initiatives to encourage the usage of autonomous transport. The emirate’s self-driving transport strategy aims to convert 25 per cent of total mobility journeys to driverless journeys by 2030.

A new programme to enable drone transportation in Dubai has been launched,  to explore the use of drones in several sectors, including health, security, shipping and food.

Read: Sheikh Hamdan launches Dubai programme to enable drone transportation

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