Aerofugia, a technology company under Geely, which focuses on low-altitude travel, vehicle flight and industry intelligent solutions, successfully completed its first flight on January 30 after the Spring Festival holiday.
XPeng Aeroht, a flying car company owned by XPeng, announced on January 30 that the self-developed flying car XPeng X2 has obtained a special flight permit issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
EHang Holdings, a leading autonomous aerial vehicle technology company based in Guangzhou, announced on November 21 its participation in a European Union-funded project called "SBAS (EGNOS) Adoption in Multicopter VTOL Aircraft" (SAMVA).
On November 8, XPeng Aeroht, a flying car company owned by XPeng, reached a strategic partnership with four banks which will jointly provide credit lines totaling 6 billion yuan ($827 million) to the company to support its R&D and manufacturing of flying cars.
As competition in the global electric vehicle industry consolidates, many automotive firms and a host of new startups are eyeing what they see as the next frontier for innovation: the sky.
During the XPeng Tech Day held on October 24, the Chinese electric vehicle maker revealed its development schedule for intelligent assisted driving and the recent progress of its flying cars and robots.
Geely announced that its flying car subsidiary Aerofugia had obtained the training qualification certificate from China's Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) for its tiltrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
On the afternoon of October 10, XPeng Aeroht's flying car model, the X2, made its first overseas public flight during the 42nd GITEX Global tech show in the United Arab Emirates.
Flying cars, as the intersection of automobiles, aviation and new energy, have attracted plenty of capital over the past few years.
XPeng Aeroht, a flying car company owned by XPeng Motors, announced on September 30 that its X2 model has recently obtained its first overseas public flight permit in Dubai. From October 10 to October 14, the X2 will also debut at the 42nd GITEX GLOBAL exhibition and conference.
He Xiaopeng, the founder of Chinese EV maker XPeng, recently stepped down as chairman of XPeng Aeroht, an affiliate of XPeng and a flying car company.
XPeng Motors' flying car division, XPeng Aeroht, said on September 9 that its X2 smart electric flying car will be transported to Dubai to carry out compliance verification test flights.
Aerofugia, a subsidiary of Geely Technology Group, announced a full-scale technology demonstrator and the development progress of its TF-2 flying car.
On July 25, news emerged that Chinese auto giant GAC Group is now developing flying cars. This represents an important measure for the transformation of GAC as a traditional car company.