Chinese Startup Xpeng Shows Off New Flying Vehicle At Beijing Auto Show

KEY POINTS

  • The flying electric car can carry two people and levitate from 5-25 m
  • It was not made clear when the car will hit the market
  • Alibaba-backed Xpeng went public on the New York Stock Exchange in Aug

Xpeng, an Alibaba-backed electric vehicle startup based in China that is developing a series of electric flying vehicles, unveled its first prototype at the Beijing Auto Show on Saturday.

The vehicle, named Kiwigogo, can carry two passengers and levitate at least 5 meters and up to 25 meters, the South China Morning Post reported. It looks like a drone and is installed with eight turbofans. Kiwigogo was developed by Xpeng Heitech, a tech unit of Xpeng (NYSE: XPEV).

The flying car is still in its concept phase and there is little clarity as to when it will hit the market.

“Xpeng’s efforts in the electric air-enabled mobility space will remain focused

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