The ‘flying car’ that a few Australians have bought

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Jetson’s motorsport-inspired eVTOL craft has a top speed of 101km/h and is almost sold out.

This is the new Jetson One, a motorsport-inspired single-seater electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) craft.

Jetson, the pioneering company behind the Jetson One, claims to have sold its entire 2022 production, with another 100 sold for 2023 delivery.

The Swedish eVTOL maker has also secured more than 3000 pre-orders since the official launch of the one-person machine in October last year.

Jetson’s One is a single-seater eVTOL vehicle weighing just 86kg thanks to its lightweight, race-car-inspired aluminium space frame and carbon-kevlar body. Powered by eight electric motors it can achieve a top speed of 101km/h with an overall flight time of 20 minutes.

The machine is one of the first eVTOL craft built for personal use, with orders for the Jetson One coming from all corners of the world. The company’s website lists the hometown or region of each buyer, and it seems particularly popular in California and the Middle East. But it clearly has appeal closer to home: three buyers are listed from Australia, one destined for NSW, one in Queensland, and the third in South Australia.

The company is now looking for new investment and hopes to expand the business throughout 2022 by recruiting new employees.

“It is important for us to find the right investors now as we expand and grow our company. Jetson is looking globally for a company that shares our vision,” said Tomasz Patan, the firm’s co-founder and CTO.

The Jetson One starts from $92,000 (AUD$129,000) with a $22,000 deposit and first buyers should expect to receive their Jetson ONE later this year.

Sam Phillips

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