Suzuki to make SkyDrive eVTOL flying cars in 2024?

Suzuki to make SkyDrive eVTOL flying cars in 2024?

Suzuki Motor Corporation announced today that it has signed a basic agreement with SkyDrive Inc to manufacture “flying cars” at a Suzuki plant in Shizuoka, with the project slated to begin sometime in Spring 2024. Suzuki does have a motorcycle called the Suzuki Skydrive on sale, but that product’s going to have its two wheels firmly on the ground.

The “flying car” in this case is an eVTOL vehicle to be exact. eVTOL stands for Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing. It’s a type of aircraft that uses electric power to take off, hover, and land vertically. eVTOL vehicles have several advantages, primarily due to their electric power systems.

Suzuki to make SkyDrive eVTOL flying cars in 2024?

They can be quieter, more efficient, and produce less pollution than traditional aircraft. They’re also capable of vertical take-off and landing, which makes them well-suited to operating in urban areas or other locations where space is limited.

However, there are also significant challenges in eVTOL design and implementation, including battery life, safety, air traffic management, and regulatory issues.

Suzuki to make SkyDrive eVTOL flying cars in 2024?

SkyDrive is a Japanese firm based in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture. The SkyDrive eVTOL vehicle measures about 13m x 13m including rotors and will weight about 1,400 kg. How many rotors does it have? A whopping 12 of them!

It can carry a total of 3 – 1 pilot and up to 2 passengers. Operational flight range is said to be 15 km, and it can cruise at a top speed of 100 km/h.

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Paul Tan

After dabbling for years in the IT industry, Paul Tan initially began this site as a general blog covering various topics of personal interest. With an increasing number of readers paying rapt attention to the motoring stories, one thing led to another and the rest, as they say, is history.



  • $T20 favourite ride.

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  • layanglayang on Jun 20, 2023 at 9:51 pm

    Suzuki is too late. Malasia already make frying car two years ago when tonton kuti incharge

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  • araam14 on Jun 21, 2023 at 8:22 am

    Only operational flight range is said to be 15 km. Flight from KLIA cannot reach Kuala Lumpur, what is the waste of using it !

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  • Ground europe passenger on Jun 21, 2023 at 11:48 am

    Many millionaire billionaire die crashing helicopter, else their life could be longer with luxury living environment.

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  • a drone on super steroids! haha. hope it develops well.. many say the same when Daimler created the first running car back in late 1800s…but see how cars have devopled since

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