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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