Flying car coming in 2025 and will be less ‘complicated than a Toyota Corolla’

While Tesla umms and ahs about releasing its long-delayed Cybertruck, it seems that other electric car companies are looking to take things a step further.

American car startup Alef Aeronautics says it hopes to release its flying cars to the public by the end of 2025, and that they 'aren't any more complicated than a Toyota Corolla'.

Alef claims its Model A car will be able to take off and land vertically just like a helicopter, and fly up to 110 miles on one single charge.

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It will also be able to drive on both roads and through the skies, giving it a massive one-up over Elon Musk's road-only Tesla cars.

The Model A will cost $300,000 (around £250,000) and can be preordered right now by paying a small deposit.

The company has reportedly been testing its cars in the skies since 2019.

CEO Jim Dukhovny told CNBC that the car is designed to largely stay on roads, but can travel through the air over short distances such as to 'hop' over a traffic jam.

In a statement, he said: "The Alef model is a modern solution for both urban and rural transportation needs in the 21st century because it is the fastest and most convenient transport ever created from the point of origin to the final destination."

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He added: "By enabling consumers to choose driving or flying mode, the Alef flying car allows the optimal path depending on road conditions, weather and infrastructure."

In October, he also said that a cheaper version called the Model Z would "not be more complicated than a Toyota Corolla".

However, Alef's ambitious plans might go nowhere if governments continue to strictly regulate aircraft. No company has yet been given permission to use flying cars on public highways.


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