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Transition, the world’s first flying car, will be on sale in October

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The vehicle, called Transition and with capacity for two passengers, needs a takeoff and landing runway like conventional airplanes, although it can also be used as a normal land car and can become a flying car in one minute.

The pre-sale period of the world’s first flying car, developed by the emerging company Terrafugia (owned by China’s Geely since 2017), will begin in October, with the aim of bringing these vehicles to market in 2019, reports the official news agency China, Xinhua.

In its initial phase, the Transition will only be offered to the US market and its cost and price have not yet been revealed by Terrafugia, a firm based in Massachusetts (USA), reports Efe.

When the vehicle project was presented, in an investigation phase, on Friday, April 6, 2012 at the New York Motor Show, it had an initial price of $ 279,000 and according to these plans, it was able to fly thanks to two wings that they transform into a plane.

However, these vehicles will be, as expected, too expensive to be used for mass consumption and for now the main objective is to compete with the use of airplanes by companies, governments and transport firms, said officials from Geely.

Also next month will be presented the next project of the company, the vehicle TF-2, which unlike the Transition, will be able to carry out takeoffs and landings in vertical, as informed by the CEO of Terrafugia, Chris Jaran.

Terrafugia is a technology company founded in 2006 by five graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, for its acronym in English). Geely employs more than 60,000 workers worldwide and sold more than 1.3 million vehicles in 2016, of which more than 530,000 belonged to Volvo.

Expansión.com – Sep 26 2018 (Translation Soft)

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