Referred to as “a Dri­ve & Fly Vehi­cle”, ASKA A5 is begin­ning the Type Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process with the U.S Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Admin­is­tra­tion (FAA), reports the com­pa­ny. It is the first fly­ing car to car­ry this out.

After being launched at the Jan­u­ary Las Vegas CES Con­ven­tion to media and pub­lic praise, a com­pa­ny spokesper­son com­ment­ed, “We have now start­ed ground test­ing and full field tests and begun the process of work­ing close­ly with the FAA. This is a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone for the ASKA A5.”

The A5 is pow­ered by lithi­um ion bat­ter­ies and a range exten­der that uses pre­mi­um gaso­line. The Fly­ing Car can be charged at home or via con­ven­tion­al EV sta­tions, cre­at­ing a dri­ve and fly range of up to 250 miles. It’s flight speed is aimed to reach 150 mph along­side a speed of 70 mph while in road dri­ve mode.

The com­pa­ny post­ed on Linkedin, “This March marked our five-year anniver­sary. We appre­ci­ate every­one who has been sup­port­ive of our jour­ney so far, includ­ing pre­order cus­tomers of the A5, jour­nal­ists who have report­ed on our pos­i­tive progress, and mem­bers of the busi­ness com­mu­ni­ty not only in the U.S but all over the world.”

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