Full-scale development begins on hydrogen-powered flying car


Flying cars have long been the stuff of science fiction, but not for much longer. Urban Aeronautics announced earlier this week it was launching full-scale development of its flying car – CityHawk eVTOL.

Developed by Urban’s subsidiary, Metro Skyways, the first manned flights are expected in 2021-2022, to be followed by full FAA certification. The 170mph six-seater will originally be hybrid-powered but converted to run on hydrogen (H2) fuel cells upon the issuance of the certification.

The company’s flagship Fancraft™️ model, CityHawk can take off and land just about anywhere. The Israel-based company said it offers a true equivalent to a ground taxi or family sedan in both appearance and passenger capacity. Its uniquely compact, “wingless” fuselage and “six-degrees-of-freedom-uncoupled”, flight modes deliver true, unencumbered, three-dimensional access and mobility. 

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