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The XPeng X2 flying electric car makes its maiden flight (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The historic launch took place in Dubai, where entrepreneurs hope that this new luxury item can find customers with high purchasing power .

The two-seater flying car X2 took off for the first time in public on Monday, October 10 at the Skydive exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

This is an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft produced by a subsidiary of Chinese automaker XPeng. The futuristic vehicle is autonomous and has an intelligent flight control system.

The maximum takeoff weight of the X2 is 760 kilograms, while its mass at empty is around 560 kilos . The body is made of premium quality carbon fiber and is equipped with a fuselage parachute, local media detail. With a maximum flight speed of 130 km/h, it has a range of 35 minutes.

The X2 does not emit carbon dioxide and is designed for low-lying cities. The executive director of international offices of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Omar Abdulaziz Khan, described the vehicle as a luxury item that “many people with high purchasing power are looking for”. “Dubai is the place where we have customers,” he said.

The event was co-organized by the Chamber Dubai International and XPeng and had the support of the emirate’s Civil Aviation Authority and the administration of the Dubai World Trade Center.

The media attribute the choice of the emirate as the place of this inaugural flight to the efforts of the aforementioned International Chamber to attract leading multinational companies to Dubai and the negotiations that are or office in China has held for months.

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