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This is a hydrogen aerotaxi developed by Hyundai and Rolls-Royce

The dynamism of the future is moving forward by leaps and bounds and in the coming years we are going to see a true revolution which has been going on for some time. The decarbonization of the park in favor of efficient and sustainable mobility is the clearest evidence that something is changing for the first time in more than a century of history. A new era heralds one more respectful of environmental and mobility solutions that hitherto seemed more typical of science fiction film writers than those attributed to large automobile corporations.

An agreement between two major companies in the sector, namely Hyundai and Rolls-Royce, is the starting point for the creation of a flying car that will be ready for production in 2025. In short, it is a large-scale drone, with the capability to carry up to five passengers in an urban environment that can take off and land anywhere.

Air taxis are said to be the hero of the new mobility

Air taxis are said to be the hero of the new mobility

Hyundai

It is this characteristic that allows these aircraft to be known as EVTOL, an acronym in English that refers to all-electric vertical take-off and landing. In other words, it has the ability to take off and land vertically, so it doesn’t need a large surface to land or land.

The alliance between Hyundai – through its Supernal business – and Rolls-Royce aims to bring all-electric and hydrogen fuel cell propulsion technology to the advanced air mobility (AAM) market. The partnership will leverage Rolls-Royce’s expertise in aircraft design and manufacture and Hyundai’s hydrogen fuel cell technologies to foster synergy in the air taxi process, the companies announced in a joint statement.

Production of the aircraft will begin in 2025 and will make its first test flights in 2028

The plane is made of carbon fiber so that its structure is as light as possible. Similarly, to reduce the environmental footprint in the manufacturing process, it uses sustainable materials, such as recycled plastic fabrics, responsibly sourced wood or vegetable-based leather. The seat shell also uses raw materials left over from the fuselage manufacturing process.

Hyundai's flying car has five seats

Hyundai’s flying car has five seats

Hyundai

The ergonomically contoured seats provide an environment similar to that of car cabins, with fold-out consoles, charging stations and a compartment for storing personal belongings. A combination of lights, including an overhead light inspired by the car sunroof, helps to create a ‘light therapy’ effect that adjusts to different phases of flight.

It is made of carbon fiber to reduce weight and uses sustainable materials to reduce the environmental footprint.

Jaywon Shin, President of Hyundai Motor Group and CEO of Supernal, said, “Supernal is collaborating with top auto designers from the Hyundai Motor Group to develop our EVTOL vehicle to manufacture and widespread acceptance by the public. “We are taking the time necessary to build a safe and light commercial EVTOL that provides the safety and comfort our future passengers will find in their cars,” concluded the leader of the South Korean company, which presented its proposal at the air show. Presented by Farnborough International, UK.

The seats are made from recycled plastic fabric and plant-based leather

The seats are made from recycled plastic fabric and plant-based leather

Hyundai

According to Supernal forecasts, the first model of the flying car will be ready in 2028, and will be tested in the United States. Shortly after, it will make the first flights to various European countries, although it will not be until 2030 when the city-to-city regional travel service becomes operational.

It is the starting point of a project aimed at producing large-scale electric aerial vehicles at an increasingly affordable cost in the coming decades.

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