The flying car will use hydrogen fuel
Why is Toyota making hydrogen fuel-cell cars when plug-in electric vehicles are so popular
Daughter company Urban, Metro Skyways, unveils hydrogen-fueled flying car project — CityHawk eVTOL.
Soon such cars may stop being fantastic. CityHawk's first trials scheduled for 2021–2022 the years, after which the apparatus must obtain a certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration. The developers say that the six-seat car will be able to reach speeds of up to 270 km / h and initially will be hybrid. but after receiving the certificate, engineers will transfer his wholly for hydrogen.
The project has a wingless fuselage and the ability to fly with six degrees of freedom. CityHawk will be able take off and land anywhere thanks to two rotors increasing security movement. When this their internal location allows reduce the noise level. Developers talk about new equivalent Taxi or family sedan.
The company decided to give preference to hydrogen over heavy batteries due to prospects this technologies, ecological component and high energy consumption of gas. Engineers say they plan to adapt the technology for AI and to create airplane, working «on than whatever».