Subaru Air Mobility Amazes Attendees at Japan’s Mobility Show 2023

Auto­mo­bile man­u­fac­tur­er, Sub­aru, has entered the fly­ing car eVTOL mar­ket with an atten­tion-grab­bing appear­ance at the Japan Mobil­i­ty Show 2023, which end­ed this week, reports akihabaranews.com.

On dis­play was the Sub­aru fly­ing car, pow­ered by a five-rotor elec­tric motor. Two are locat­ed at the back and three more in the front. Described as “halfway between a car and an eVTOL” this shows the Japan­ese automaker’s vision for the future of trans­porta­tion. With dimen­sions of close to 4.5 metres in width and 6 metres in length, some have described the eVTOL as look­ing like ”a fid­get spin­ner.” It looks to be a two-seater fly­ing vehi­cle.

The con­cept marks Subaru’s first ven­ture into elec­tric flight tech­nol­o­gy. The com­pa­ny does have expe­ri­ence in the avi­a­tion sec­tor, man­u­fac­tur­ing heli­copters and pro­duc­ing com­po­nents for larg­er air­craft, so the fit makes sense. While details regard­ing the com­mer­cial­i­sa­tion of its eVTOL are pend­ing, Sub­aru has now sig­nalled to the world an inten­tion to enter the Advanced Air Mobil­i­ty (AAM) indus­try.

Sep­a­rate­ly, Sub­aru also pre­sent­ed an elec­tric vehi­cle (EV) sports car at the exhi­bi­tion, show­cas­ing the brand’s broad­er ded­i­ca­tion to inno­va­tion with­in the elec­tric mobil­i­ty land­scape.

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