At present, the field of flying cars is like a wealthy hunting ground that has just opened its doors. All major companies want to take the lead in hunting and compete for the best position to capture high-quality prey. Since 2017, more than 20 teams around the world have been developing flying cars. Some of them are increasing technology research and development, some have already started testing and verification, and some have begun to explore commercial landings, which has made the whole hunting ground very hot.
Among them, the United States Terrafugia and the Dutch PAL-V two companies are considered to be in front of the development of flying car "hunting". Due to the abundant supply of funds, the two products of the two companies have already passed the stage of project gestation and proof of concept, and are planning product mass production and commercial development. After the pre-sales began in October 2018, the Terrafugia flying car in 2019 has already ushered in specific delivery actions. At the same time, PAL-V also launched the delivery of Liberty, the first production car, with an initial price of $399,000.
Of course, in addition to the above two companies, including Boeing, Airbus and other established flight companies, Daimler, Geely, Toyota and other car companies; Tencent, Google, Uber and other Internet technology companies and some start-ups are also accelerating Battle for the battle of flying cars. It is reported that they have attracted more than 2 billion US dollars of huge investment, and the capital market is also fierce. Just on September 9th, Volocopter of Germany has once again added a C-round first round of financing of 50 million euros.
In addition, in terms of business exploration, the flying car companies have also developed a wide range of applications in closed scenes, travel services, cargo transportation and other fields to create a promising development prospect and market "money" scene. Especially in the field of rental services, the size of the US market in 2040 can reach 17 billion US dollars. It is no wonder that all major enterprises, including China's billion airlines, are accelerating their layout.