Flying car gets ‘real’
Maxim magazine has selected PAL-V as the most likely company to deliver a ‘real’ flying car.
Excited by the news, CEO of PAL-V, Robert Dingemanse said, ‘Clearly it is impressive that a magazine with a readership of close to nine million people would recognize the work we have done to create a flying car that actually conforms to existing regulations and is safe to fly.’
While many companies focus on forward leaning technologies that requires new regulations, PAL-V has created and flown a flying car that complies to existing regulations in Europe and many other countries in the world.
PAL-V is set to commence manufacture of its PAL-V Limited Edition model in the coming months.
Robert Dingemanse explained, ‘We have been working in silence for more than four years. Before making any new announcements, we wanted to make sure that all the checks are in the boxes. That is why Top Gear coined the phrase ‘the world’s first plausible flying car’.’
The PAL-V Limited Edition model will only be available to the first 90 buyers in the world, 45 of which have been allocated to Europe.
Markus Hess, chief marketing and sales officer, said, ‘We have recently started talking to buyers, have the first contracts in place and a lot of interest. We anticipate first deliveries in 2018 starting in Europe.’