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Alef Aeronautics electric aerial vehicle orders valued at $750 million after delivery
August 1, 2023
Alef Aeronautics has received 2,500 pre-orders for its electric flying car with a total value of $750 million upon delivery,
The company began taking preorders for the $300,000 electric aerial vehicle (EAV) starting late last year.
The preorders came from 2,100 individuals and 400 businesses, including a California car dealership and an aviation company in Hong Kong.
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“We’re excited to see such strong initial demand for the Alef flying car,” said Jim Dukhovny, CEO of Alef. “We are thankful for the notes of gratitude and inspiration we received with some of the pre-orders. We still have a road to go before starting deliveries, but where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently gave Alef Aeronautics airworthiness certification to test its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) craft.
The $300,000 eVTOL vehicle is also designed to be driven on roads.
The two-passenger flying vehicle is intended to fit within existing road systems for driving and parking.
Alef Aeronautics joins a growing number of companies designing, developing and testing flying vehicles. Some are aimed at carrying things while others are intended to carry people.
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Chuck Martin, a New York Times Business Bestselling author, futurist and columnist, is Editorial Director at Informa Tech, home of AI Business, IoT World Today and Enter Quantum. Martin has been a leader in emerging digital technologies for more than two decades. He is considered one of the foremost emerging technology experts in the world and his latest book is titled "Flying Vehicles" (The Emergence of Personal Air Travel, Flying Cars, and Air Taxis). He also is the author of "Digital Transformation 3.0" (The New Business-to-Consumer Connections of The Internet of Things). He hosts a worldwide podcast titled “The Voices of the Internet of Things with Chuck Martin,” where he converses with top executives from the companies driving the adoption of emerging technology.
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