XPeng’s AeroHT Showcases X2 eVTOL Flying Car in Guangzhou

AeroHT keeps demonstrating why it is one of the leaders in the eVTOL market as numerous developers are preparing for their very first flight. In order to evaluate low-altitude situations for future transportation and tourism routes, XPeng's aerial arm carried out its first successful flight test in its all-electric X2 "flying car" eVTOL above the Chinese city of Guangzhou earlier today.

AeroHT, also known as XPeng Huitian, is an eVTOL-focused firm of XPeng Inc. that is mostly owned by He Xiaopeng, the company's creator. AeroHT has carried out tens of thousands of safe flights since starting operations more than 10 years ago, gathering information to create domestic, safe electric aircraft for commercial usage.

The business is, in fact, building a genuine flying automobile dubbed the X3 that can drive, park, and take off on its own. XPeng has also revealed an EV that transports a second eVTOL in its back, which is planned to enter mass production in 2025.

Having said that, given that the X2 eVTOL shares body design DNA with XPeng's P7 sedan, it is likely that AeroHT is working on improving this "flying car," despite the fact that it lacks wheels.

Since its initial takeoff in June 2021, the X2, AeroHT's fifth-generation eVTOL, has performed thousands of test flights, including its first international public flight in Dubai in the fall of 2023. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) granted the X2 a special flight permission in January, according to XPeng AeroHT. This made the X2 the first human-operated eVTOL in the nation to be granted a conditional authorization.

In order to test the technology before commercial flights, XPeng AeroHT launched the X2 eVTOL above its home city of Guangzhou today.

XPeng AeroHT eVTOL Nears Full-Scale Operations

XPeng AeroHT said that earlier today, its X2 eVTOL, which had been flying from Tiande Center to the Canton Tower, had successfully finished a low-altitude flight above Guangzhou. The route may be used for tourist tours and urban air mobility (UAM), according to the business.

In order to investigate various airborne applications and situations, today's successful eVTOL flight sought to gather data and flight experience from low-altitude urban routes. XPeng's eVTOL arm stated after the flight that its products can now satisfy the need for utilization in intricate urban settings.

According to earlier specifications leaked by AeroHT, the X2 eVTOL has a maximum air speed of 130 km/h (~81 mph) and a flight time of 35 minutes on a single charge, which is more than sufficient for urban transportation. After today's flight, it looks like commercial eVTOL operations may soon be possible in China.

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