As we have been seeing in the last years, a lot of flying cars has been presented and prototypes of those has been tested, but the most of those are just prototypes. Now, Supernal, a subsidiary of Hyundai, has revealed the prototype of its flying car and has said that they hope to launch its flying pod in the U.S. by 2028.
The Korean company launched its subsidiary Supernal last November to focus on “Advanced Air Mobility market” as they called. That is what this company has revealed, the eVTOL Vehicle Cabin concept at the Farnborough International Airshow in England. The subsidiary worked with Hyundai’s studios to draw inspiration from automotive design for the creation of its eVTOL cabin concept.
The concept that they have shown have five seats and the lightweight structure is constructed from forged carbon fiber. Every passengers has a charging port and a small storage compartment, the overhead lights mimic a car’s sunroof, and the lighting adjusts during different phases of the flight. Supernal has made its flying car eVTOL concept’s sustainable construction, in the interior of the cabin it has recyclable carbon fiber, reinforced thermoplastic, plant-based leather, and recycled plastic fabric.
The subsidiary company has said that they are working on getting the certificate of the eVTOL for commercial use in the United States by 2028, and launch it in the European market soon thereafter. Supernal has secured that their eVTOL will be just “one electric air vehicle in a family planned under the Hyundai umbrella”. Hyundai’s Korean división is working too in a hydrogen-powered, mid-sized flying vehicle for inter-city cargo and passenger shuttle services, but they are not expecting to have it until the 2030s.
Flying cars are coming more and more common, but the companies that used to develop them used to be more unknown companies or individual persons that develop each own projects. But this project is developed by an important automaker, Hyundai, so it means that they are taking it so serious and will work on it for the next years to develop the best flying car.