Watch: Chinese 'Flying Car' makes first public flight in Dubai
In an effort to introduce its electric aircraft to global markets, Chinese electronic vehicle manufacturer Xpeng Inc.'s 'flying car' performed its first public flight in the United Arab Emirates.
A two-seater electric VTOL aircraft, the X2 is propelled by eight propellers, two of which are located in each corner of the craft. Its top speed, according to the company, is 130 km/h (80 mph).
According to the reports, after proper testing and demonstration, passengers with a capacity of two seats, could be transported around town in the driverless cars, high above congested roads. Battery life, air traffic control, safety, and other infrastructure issues are among the significant difficulties the industry still faces.