ROTTERDAM – The first commercial flying car has officially gone on sale.
Dutch manufacturer PAL-V has launched the sales of its commercial models, the “Liberty Pioneer” and “Liberty Sport,” with deliveries of road and air certified models are scheduled for the end of 2018. Prices range from 300,000 euros to 500,000 euros (from RM 1.4mil to RM2.4mil).
“After years of hard work, beating the technical and qualification challenges, our team succeeded in creating an innovative flying car that complies with existing safety standards, determined by regulatory bodies around the world,” said the company’s CEO Robert Dingemanse.
“This truly is a pivotal time in aviation and mobility history.”
Pal-V, which first started test programmes of its concept vehicles in 2009 and 2012, has created a unique dual engine propulsion for its Liberty model, which also features lowered suspension and a tilting “cockpit” for an extra sporty approach.
The car functions as a normal three-wheel road vehicle with an added aviation bonus feature.