Traditional, internal combustion powered cars rely on a variety of external resources to power them – such as gasoline, oil and electricity – while electric vehicles rely exclusively on electrical power. However, this reliance can be a limitation for EVs in some cases because they can’t take off or travel long distances without access to an adequate electrical grid.
Enter Xpeng – a Chinese electric vehicle upstart that is gearing up to launch its eVTOL into the air using solar energy as its
News of Aeroht’s special permit for its X2 electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft has captured the attention of the aviation industry. With this authorization, Aeroht plans to launch a series of manned flying tests in order to accumulate data for future mass production. The willingness of China’s Civil Aviation Administration (CAA) to grant such a permit shows not only their belief in the aircraft’s potential, but also their confidence in He Xiaopeng – Aeroht’s founder and Xpeng’s CEO – and his team. This marks an important step forward for Aeroht, as it moves closer towards commercialization of its technology.
X2 is a futuristic car that does not have wheels. It looks like it may have wings on the next generation model. This car may be able to fly, making it one of the future’s most exciting vehicles.
The type of aircraft, X2, is designed for low-altitude city flights and is perfect for short-distance city journeys such as sightseeing and medical transportation. It has flown over 3,000 tests since its maiden flight in June 2021. This futuristic plane could be the future of air travel and provide more options for people who want to visit different cities without having to take long flights or wait long periods of time for their transportation.
The success of Aeroht and Xpeng Robotics has prompted other startups to follow suit, with funding rounds totalling over $1 billion in the past year. This surge in investment is positive news for the young industry, which has been struggling to maintain momentum in recent years. The flying companies have shown that innovation and entrepreneurship are still alive and well, and that there is a demand for products like theirs.
The company’s new ambitions may face some resistance as its main EV business is hitting a speed bump. The carmaker has pushed back its profit goal until 2025 after a disappointing 2022, in which it delivered less than half of its annual sales target. In order to achieve these ambitious goals, the company may have to overcome some competition from established Chinese EV maker BYD and Tesla who have slashed prices a few times to lure more thrifty consumers.