7th December 2023

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alef model a: Electric flying car ‘Alef Model A’: Here’s all you may want to know

‘Alef Model A’, a flying car of US-based automotive and aviation company Alef Aeronautics, has got a Special Airworthiness Certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently.

Established in 2015, the company set out to develop the first flying car of the world. Fast forward to 2023, and the firm has achieved a huge milestone by getting the approval from the US government for their creation, the Alef Model A.

As per the company’s official website, the Alef flying car can be driven on all kinds of roads. It can fit within a standard driving lane and can follow all traffic regulations, ensuring a safe and convenient driving experience for its users.

“The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is actively working on its policies for electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles, as well as governing interactions between eVTOLs and ground infrastructure. Alef’s Special Airworthiness Certificate therefore limits the locations and purpose for which Alef is permitted to fly,” the statement of the company said.

This innovative vehicle runs solely on electricity and emits zero emissions during operation. The Alef Model A also exhibits vertical takeoff and landing capabilities, and it comfortably accommodates one or two occupants. This vehicle can also be parked in a regular parking space and fits easily in a standard-sized garage.

The price of the Model A flying car begins at USD 300,000. With a token amount of USD 150, the electric model can be pre-ordered on Alef’s website. FAQs

  1. What is the flying range of Alef Model A?
    The flying range of the Alef Model A is 110 miles (177 km). The driving range of this vehicle is 200 miles (322 km). It can be called an amalgamation of convenience and efficiency.
  2. What is special about the Alef Model A?
    The Alef Model A can fly in any direction, including forward, backward, right, left, up, down, and at an angle. It boasts a cinematic 180-degree-plus view, ensuring both safety and enjoyment during flight.

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