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Man completes first-ever commute in an $83k space-age flying car

The aircraft is powered by eight electric motors, has a flight time of 20 minutes, and can reach a top speed of 63mph.

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By Dean Murray via SWNS

A man has completed the first ever commute in an $83k space-age flying car.

Tomasz Patan, the co-founder of Swedish firm Jetson, piloted the Jetson ONE vehicle from his Italian home to a company building in Tuscany. The firm said the journey was reduced by 88%.

Jetson said the trip to the Santa Maria a Monte facility is a “momentous occasion for the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) sector.”

The firm say the journey was reduced by 88%. (Jetson AB via SWNS

The aircraft is powered by eight electric motors, has a flight time of 20 minutes, and can reach a top speed of 63mph.

It is constructed of a race car-inspired lightweight aluminum space frame and Carbon-Kevlar composite body.

Running on a high discharge lithium-ion battery, the vehicle can carry a pilot’s weight of 210 pounds.

San Sunner, Jetson Head of Communications, explains: “On 21 May, after months of rigorous testing, the Jetson team completed the first-ever eVTOL commute.

“The team waited in anticipation for the Jetson ONE arrival at the Santa Maria a Monte facility in Tuscany.”

Tomasz Patan, co-founder of Swedish firm Jetson, piloted the Jetson ONE flying car from his home to a company building in Tuscany.
(Jetson AB via SWNS)

Tomasz Patan, co-founder and CTO, said: “Our long-term goal is to democratize flight. We firmly believe the 'eVTOL' is the future for mass transportation. We are committed to making this a reality."

“The Jetson is built like a formula one car for the sky and incredibly fun to fly. Most importantly, the Flight Stabilisation System we developed makes flight super easy. We can make anyone a pilot in less than five minutes.” Said Peter Ternstrom, co-founder and President.

Jetson said their prototype "proof of concept" was finished in the spring of 2018, and they have since been working on a “consumer-friendly” version.

They add: “The entire 2022 production is sold out, but we are accepting orders for 2023 delivery.”

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