The term ‘flying car’ is sometimes used by laypersons when describing eVTOLs, but it’s usually inaccurate. Most eVTOLs are designed purely for flight and have no capabilities for road transport.
Enter NFT Inc. and its mission to develop a vehicle that is capable of traversing both the roads and the sky — the ASKA flying car.
As far as hybrid use transport is concerned, a flying car is the holy grail. NFT Inc. believes it is very close to cracking the code. So close, in fact, that it is now offering pre-orders for the ASKA.
ASKA is touted as the world’s first consumer drive and fly eVTOL but they are aiming the vehicle at individuals and not at a mass market or for commercial uses.
The vehicle itself has four seats and is around the size of a regular SUV. Until it extends its retractable wings, that is. Then it expands in size and offers the ability to vertically take off and land. It is electrically powered, has six battery packs and a range of 250 miles.
The idea is that ASKA will provide its owners with true door-to-door mobility and totally change the daily commute and living options.
With a range of 250 miles, the options of where to live in relation to your workplace are dramatically opened up.
You could fly your ASKA from your home to a city center vertipad, then drive the rest of the distance to your workplace and park in a standard parking lot.
Your living radius is then not confined by accessibility to main roads, and you also eliminate all of time you would be spending in traffic.
If this all sounds very appealing to you, you’ll still have to wait until around 2026 to get one, as this is the mooted delivery date.
Reference- ASKA website & PR, Inside EVs, Clean Technica, Futurism, Cnet, CNBC