Pal-V Dutch company stood out at the Geneve Auto Show this year by presenting a flying car. Car car is similar to a helicopter rather than a plane and the Pal-V car has three wheels and two seats.
Pal-V Liberty is a car equipped with a foldable rotor and can reach speeds of up to 160 km / h, it goes from 0 to 100 km /h in less than 9 seconds and it eats up 7.6 liters of gas per 100 km. In the air, the car has an autonomy of 500 km and it requires 26 liters of gas every hour. Pal-V can go up to an altitude of up to 3500 meters. If there are two people in the car, the autonomy in the sky drops down to 400 km.
When it lands, the propeller and the balancing mechanism get folded and the tail gets retracted, and Pal-V gets transformed into a regular vehicle. It takes about 10 minutes for the Pal-V to switch back from a flying car into a regular car.
Pal-V is the best way to avoid roam jams. This car is relatively compact, it is 4 meters long and 1.7 meters tall and it can be driven on any road and parked in underground parking lots without problems.
The price of the Pal-V flying car starts from approximately 300,000 EUR and it can even reach a price of 500,000 EUR. The first production volume will be 90 units. The CEO of the company says that flying cars are not for every one, but there are still many people who want to buy the Pal-V car. Cars like these are extremely expensive thus using automotive lifts for parking is a perfect way of protecting them from any form of external damage.
The Pal-V Liberty is not the only flying car that is now being built in the world. The Terrafugia company is working on The Transition and the Lilium start-up is working on a fully electrical model with vertical take off and landing.