For the first time ever, a $300,000 flying car gets the green light for a test flight

Aleph Aeronautics Model A - Aleph Aeronautics
Model A of Aleph Aeronautics – Aleph Aeronautics

For the first time, a fully electric flying car has been given approval to begin testing on the road as well as in the air. business Insider informed of.

Californian automaker Aleph Aeronautics said that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted them special airworthiness certification for the Model A.

This is the first such approval for a car capable of flying, according to the startup company – which is backed by SpaceX. The Model A will cost $300,000.

“This allows us to take a step forward in providing people with an eco-friendly and fast commute, saving individuals and companies hours each week. It’s one small step for planes, one big step for cars step,” said Jim Duchovny, CEO of Aleph. ,

Even though the car has been cleared for flight tests, FAA restrictions limit the locations and purposes it is allowed to fly.

Aleph Aeronautics Model A - Aleph Aeronautics
Model A of Aleph Aeronautics – Aleph Aeronautics

The company plans to build a flying car that can drive as well as fly and is designed to integrate with the driving and parking infrastructure.

With a road range of 200 miles and a flight range of 110 miles, the car can take off vertically or horizontally and has a capacity of only up to two people.

Those looking to buy the car can deposit $150 to join the general queue or $1,500 to get priority when deliveries begin.

sadly told cnbc Customers in December can expect to see their cars in the skies by 2025.

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