Suzuki Motor, Japanese Start-up Skydrive to Produce Flying Cars from 2024

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 07:06 AM, June 21, 2023
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Suzuki Motor, Japanese Start-up Skydrive to Produce Flying Cars from 2024
SKYDRIVE eVTOL Aircraft

Japanese start-up Skydrive has announced a production agreement with Suzuki Motor to manufacture electrically-powered flying cars for urban mobility starting 2024.

The announcement was made at the ongoing Paris Air Show 2023.

SkyDrive will establish a wholly owned subsidiary (hereinafter “the manufacturing subsidiary”) for the purpose of manufacturing its eVTOL aircraft “SKYDRIVE.” With Suzuki, the manufacturing subsidiary will utilize a production facility owned by the Suzuki Group in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, and aims to start building the SkyDrive “SKYDRIVE” eVTOL aircraft by spring of 2024. Suzuki will also cooperate with the manufacturing subsidiary in securing human resources and making other preparations for the start of manufacturing. More specific terms and conditions will be agreed upon through ongoing discussions.

The “SKYDRIVE” eVTOL aircraft, to be built at Suzuki’s production facility, is a three-seat, electric-powered lightweight aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities.

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