Flying cars are no longer a fantasy. The Alef Model A, the first street-legal flying car approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will be featured on the main floor at this year’s North American International Detroit Auto Show. This feature will be part of their Air Mobility Experience.
Vertical take-off capabilities.
The Detroit Auto Show has recently announced the return of their Air Mobility Experience for this year, and as part of this event, they will feature displays from AIR and Alef. AIR and Alef are recognized as pioneering electric vehicles designed for take-off and landing. Furthermore, Alef Aeronautics will be showcasing the Alef Model A. This vehicle can perform conventional road travel, fitting into regular lanes while also possessing vertical take-off capabilities, allowing it to soar above traffic.
The Detroit Auto Show is scheduled to run from September 13 to 24 at Huntington Place in Downtown Detroit. During this event, Jim Dukhovny, CEO of Alef Aeronautics, is slated to speak on September 13 from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
You can own a flying car.
Additionally, beyond the opportunity to see the flying car, those interested can own one for themselves. According to Alef Automotive’s website, the vehicle is expected to be priced at $300,000 each, with the first deliveries projected to take place by the end of 2025.
According to the company’s website, the flying car obtained certification as a “low-speed vehicle.” This limits its maximum speed to approximately 25 miles per hour when driven on paved roads. The company’s rationale behind this restriction is that if drivers require a faster mode of transportation, they can utilize Alef’s flight capabilities, as stated on the website.
More approvals needed.
It’s worth mentioning that the vehicle still requires approval from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration before it can be legally operated on roads.