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Frequently Asked Questions about Flying Cars

Also known as electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft

Embraer VTOL on helipad

When will members of the public be able to regularly ride the skies in eVTOLs?

Answer: While manufacturers might tell you otherwise, NASA gives a conservative estimate of about 2030.


What’s taking so long?

Answer: It’s complicated.


No seriously, what are the biggest obstacles to eVTOLs becoming a reality?

Answer: Batteries, batteries, batteries. Other obstacles, articulated here by Vertical Flight Society Executive Director Mike Hirschberg, include infrastructure, standards and regulations, flight operations, and public acceptance. And, then, there’s the noise.


How much will an eVTOL air taxi ride cost?

Answer: According to NASA, air taxi rides might range from roughly $6 per passenger mile for a five-seat eVTOL to $11 per passenger mile for a two-seater. Learn more.


How much will a flying car cost to buy?

Answer: Anticipated prices for these new aircraft starts at about $400,000 and will go up from there. Out of your price range? Find out how used eVTOLs will be appraised for resale value.


Where will the world’s first vertiport (a facility where eVTOLs can refuel, recharge, or reload) be located?

Answer: Coventry, UK.

AeroCar Journal Staff

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