AeroMobil, the Slovakian flying car startup that’s been teasing its prototype for the past few years, is finally set to unveil a production-ready, road-registerable aircraft. Mashable is reporting that AeroMobil will pull the cover back on its first vehicle at the Top Marques Monaco supercar event at the Grimaldi Forum on April 20.
The automaker describes its car as a completely integrated aircraft that also functions as a four-wheeled car powered by hybrid propulsion. Details are scarce but we do know that AeroMobil will offer up a full array of specs next week and start accepting pre-orders sometime later this year.
AeroMobil recently raised $3.2 million in funding, the publication notes.
The company says its aim with the production vehicle is to make personal transportation more efficient and environmentally friendly by allowing significantly faster door-to-door travel for medium distance trips and in areas with limited or missing road infrastructure.
In 2015, AeroMobil suffered a scare when one of its prototypes crashed during a test flight. The pilot and creator, Štefan Klein, fortunately only suffered minor injuries as he was able to successfully deploy the vehicle’s parachute system at an altitude of around 900 feet to minimize the impact of the fall.
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