Saturday, 5 November 2011

US based Terrafugia plans to introduce flying car to India, Brazil and China



A company from the United States(Terrafugia) that is developing a flying car is eyeing the booming economies of India, Brazil and China as future markets, its co-founder Carl Dietrich said.

I know this comes as a surprise to you ! No ? Ok, then let me throw some more surprise to you. "It has been reported that around a hundred people have already booked the car, which is priced at US$ 279,000.

the car can fly for 460 miles at the speed of 110 miles per hour on a full tank. "After the US launch, we will spread in Europe," Dietrich said, adding that India, Brazil and China would be the future markets.

The two-seat vehicle is designed to fly between local airports as well as drive on any road. The company says it is hoping that it will be the world's first commercially viable flying car.  It converts from a car into a light sports aircraft in about 30 seconds.

Terrafugia -- Latin for "escape from land" -- said in March 2009 that the Transition had successfully completed its first flight, hailing it as a "milestone for aviation"

Dietrich, a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was here to participate in 'Goa Think Fest - 2011', a three-day conclave which would conclude tomorrow.

Image Courtesy : Terrafugia.com

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