1 Moller’s Autovolantor hybrid flying car: Riding in the Skies on Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:52 am
Flying like the Jetsons in the sky seems to be a bit of a mania for most modern car designers. Everyone is just happy to assume that we would reach that point in future where the cars grow wings and we will fly away. Moller International seems to think that it is not the future but the present. The car designed by the company with a budget of over $5 million would soon just lift you out of traffic and fly you on to an empty piece of road. Is that real enough?
Autovolantor is the car that will lift you into the skies with its propulsion engines. It apparently has 618 lbs available for suspension and ground drive. The flying-driving car gets 60% of power from an installed battery while the remaining 40% comes from rotary engines. While it can still go good 40 miles on road with a single charge, the whole concept seems to be a bit too imaginary for now.
The Autovolantor wills surely take the experience of driving a car to ‘new heights’ and quite literally. To be able to airlift yourself out of traffic is a boon that is priceless. In case of this vehicle, though, it will cost you well over $250,000 and that is the bare minimum. Despite whatever the firm has to say, if all you have to show are a few early sketches and a little toy that acts as a model, then it is just not impressive enough.