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eVTOL X2 Flying Car Debuted At GITEX Global 2022

Electric flying cars have been tried before, but the 90 minute eVTOL X2 test flight conducted by the Dubai International Chamber proves that the concept can work.



evtol x2 flying car debuted at gitex global 2022

GITEX Global 2022 has been the scene of the first viable flight of an electric car. The eVTOL (electronic Vertical Takeoff and Landing) X2, created by Chinese EV company Xpeng, launched from Skydive Dubai on a successful 90-minute test flight, under the watchful eyes of the Dubai International Chamber.

xpeng x2 flying car test flight

The eVTOL X2 flying car is impressive not just for its aeronautical capabilities, but also because it produces zero carbon dioxide emissions. The vehicle is designed for cruising at 130 km per hour at low altitudes, with a typical flight time of 35 minutes, and skid-style landing gear that’s perfect for touching down on the rooftops of high buildings — perfect for escaping those annoying traffic queues!

xpeng x2 flying car gitex global 2022

The Emirates News Agency noted that the International Chamber had made great efforts to attract leading international companies to Dubai. The country is now a leader in future technology and innovation and a hub for multinational companies looking to launch high-tech products to global markets.

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The test flight event was further supported by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, and the Dubai World Trade Center Authority.

As for the car itself, the futuristic two-seater eVTOL X2 is noteworthy for its intelligent flight control system and ability to fly autonomously. The vehicle is the latest generation of tech developed by XPENG AEROHT. It features 8 propellers with an electric motor powering each one, as well as a carbon fiber shell which helps to keep weight to an impressive 360kg.


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NEOM Airlines Is Saudi Arabia’s New, Tech-Centric Carrier

The airline will embrace advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, and utilize high-tech propulsion systems by 2026.



neom airlines is saudi arabia's new tech-centric carrier

Opening in 2025, NEOM is a $500 billion Saudi Arabian smart city that will be powered entirely by renewable energy. Now, Saudi authorities have announced that the futuristic metropolis will also be served by its own dedicated carrier — NEOM Airlines.

neom international airport

The service will begin operating in 2024 and embrace advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence and biometric check in. Aircraft will fly to and from NEOM Bay before moving to the soon-to-be-built NEOM International Airport.

Also Read: ChatGPT Is Accelerating The AI Revolution In The Middle East

NEOM Airlines will focus on tourist, commercial, and residential travel and incorporate plenty of cutting-edge technology. Klaus Goersch, the airline’s CEO, revealed that existing aircraft will be retrofitted with existing technology on launch, but by 2026, an ultra-modern fleet will be in operation, “whether electric, hydrogen-powered, or supersonic”.

As well as modern, low-emissions power airplanes, NEOM aircraft will also be fitted with sleek, modern interiors, 6G Wi-Fi, large screens for every seat, plus gaming and chat technology.

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