According to a Weibo car blogger with 1.76 million followers, XPeng Motors will reveal the exact pricing and specs of their flying vehicles in 2023 and will deliver them in limited quantities in 2024.
During the International New Energy Vehicle Conference in Hainan, the blogger @ disclosed the news by publishing a Sina Auto interview with Zhao Deli, head of XPeng Huitian, XPeng’s electric flying vehicles firm.
Zhao stated in the interview that when creating flying vehicles, XPeng did a lot of market research and came to the conclusion that the pricing range for a luxury automobile – RMB 800,000 ($124,000) to 1.5 million – is appropriate for the product.
Additionally, yiche.com confirmed the story on Wednesday. According to the article, Zhao stated that XPeng’s Voyager X2, which was introduced in mid-July, will be accessible in 2024.
It’s worth mentioning, though, that existing Chinese law prohibits such flying vehicles from traveling as freely as automobiles.
According to the article, XPeng Huitian is presently working on next-generation flying vehicles that would genuinely merge a flying vehicle with a car that can drive on regular roads as well as fly through the sky.
According to yiche.com, it will also feature a high level of autopilot capabilities as well as overall safety settings.
At the end of the above interview video, Sina Auto stated that XPeng Huitian’s next product would be shown on October 24 at the XPeng Tech Day event.
XPeng Chairman and CEO He Xiaopeng revealed on Weibo on July 16 that XPeng Huitian has unveiled the X2, its first two-person electric flying car, as its fifth-generation flying automobile.
The Voyager X2 was tested in harsh conditions at high elevations in Xining and Yushu, Qinghai, according to XPeng.
XPeng presented the flying car at the Chengdu Auto Show on August 29 and claimed the X2 had also conducted internal flight testing at flight bases in Guangzhou, Dongguan, and Jiangmen in early June this year.
The firm employed a sealed cockpit for the first time on the X2, which, according to the firm, shares design DNA with the XPeng P7.
The whole fuselage of the X2 is built of carbon fiber, weighs just 395 kg (with the battery), and can carry two people with a maximum weight of 200 kg.
X2 has two driving modes right now: manual pilot and autopilot. The autopilot feature, according to the firm, can achieve automated flying according to the selected altitudes, airspeed, and flight time along the intended path.
The X2 has a range of up to 35 minutes and is meant to fly at an altitude of 1KM or less, with a top speed of 130 kilometers per hour.
“XPeng is progressively stretching out in the realm of flying vehicles and many other fields and will introduce a new mobility vehicle later this year. Simultaneously, I believe that in the future, automobiles will be able to fly as well as drive “He has stated earlier.
He also posted a photo of a flying sword design provided to him by a friend on Weibo, claiming it made him feel “wonderful.”