With 100 hp of power on road, and 200 hp in the air, the PAL-V Liberty has landed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Called as the world’s first commercial flying car, the Liberty is manufactured by Dutch company PAL-V. As reported earlier, the PAL-V Liberty was launched for $615K.
The Dutch manufacturer had previously stated that the first customer units will be delivered by the end of 2018. Buyers of the Liberty Pioneer edition will also receive flight instruction sessions, power heating and personalization options as a part of the package. The PAL-V Liberty will be assembled in Switzerland with parts and systems sourced from other companies in various countries.
Just don’t expect this flying car to lift off vertically if it gets caught in a traffic jam. The PAL-V needs a short runway or grass airstrip to take off and land.
With the first production model of the car now ready, the company can begin the final stages of certification with road and aviation authorities in Europe and elsewhere.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it is constantly working to integrate new technology into its regulations.
“Urban mobility technology is highly promising and we are vigorously working towards the development of policy and regulations to support it,” the FAA said.