Etisalat unveils the world’s first electric flying racing car
Abu Dhabi: The world’s first electric flying racing car, the Airspeeder prototype is presented for the first time in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the Etisalat pavilion of Gitex Global 2021 on Sunday.
Etisalat is a multinational telecommunications service provider based in the Emirates, currently present in 16 countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
The “Airspeeder” flying car is designed to be used for city air travel and motorsports. The vehicle is built by Alouda with Acronis cyber protection support.
According to the media, currently the vehicle can travel at a speed of 120 kilometers per hour. The prototype could reach speeds of up to 160 kilometers per hour after its launch by the end of the year. The racing car that is available on the screen is capable of reaching 250 kilometers per hour.
The flying racing car is 4.1 meters long and is designed for agility and performance racing.
“We have 30 minutes of racing. Thus, the vehicle enters for an electric battery repair. The battery is removed and a new battery turns on in just 14 seconds. In the future, we will explore to do it even faster, ”said Khaleej Times, quoting Jack Withinshaw, Airspeed chief commercial officer.
Gitex Global, which will take place from October 17 to 21, 2021, will bring together international innovators from around the world in the fields of artificial intelligence, 5G, cloud, big data, cybersecurity, blockchain, quantum computing, fintech and immersive marketing.