The Geely concern, which owns the brands Volvo, Polestar and Lotus, has decided to build a plant for the production of flying cars from the American startup Terrafugia. It was bought by a Chinese company in 2017, and since then, the Americans have refined the design of the Transition model, first shown 13 years ago.
- A tender has now been announced to find a contractor who will build a plant in Wuhan, China's Hubei province, with a total area of 182,504 square meters. The construction of the enterprise should begin on October 30, 2019 and be completed in 12 months.
Double TerrafugiTransition made its first flight in 2009. It is equipped with a hybrid setup consisting of a 100-horsepower gasoline engine and an electric motor. It develops 185 km / h in the air (105 km / h on the ground) and can fly over 644 kilometers.
- Since 2013, a more powerful model TF-X with a different appearance has been in development, which should cover 800 kilometers by air at speeds up to 320 km / h. Both models are capable of driving on normal roads, and they are allowed to take off only from airports.
- Geely will announce the cost of the Terrafugi flying car by the end of 2020 - when the model goes into series production.
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