On February 13, The Netherlands’ PAL-V International announced that it was starting sales of its flying car.
PAL-V was established in 2007 for research and development of aircraft and automobiles. In 2009, it successfully carried out a test program for a concept car. It then continued development on a mass market model and now it has managed to release its flying car to the market.
The company’s flying car, which is called the Liberty, comes in two versions, the Liberty Pioneer and Liberty Sport. The cutting edge exterior was designed through a collaboration with an Italian company and the power train is a dual engine. The cockpit is designed to be safe and easy to operate.
PAL-V plans to start the first run of production in the second half of 2017. After receiving certification for both land and air, the company plans to begin delivering its flying cars to customers at the end of 2018.
PAL-V CEO Robert Dingemanse said in a statement, “After years of hard work, beating the technical and qualification challenges, our team succeeded in creating an innovative flying car that complies with existing safety standards, determined by regulatory bodies around the world.”
Written by Minoru Moriwaki
(Translated by Greg Scott)