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News: ASKA Reveals First 'Drive & Fly' eVTOL

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  1. First 'Drive & Fly' eVTOL Revealed At 2023 CES
    Silicon Valley start-up company ASKA revealed its first eVTOL model as a world first, one that can drive and also fly. It was unveiled at the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas. Of course CES is known as the most influential tech event in the world so launching this 'product' at such a high-profile show is a big thing. The ASKA A5 is what the aircraft is known as. So what can the do? You may have seen a small scale model concept of this craft before but this is the first fully-working prototype. The company is touting that the ASKA A5 has the capability to fly 250 miles on a single charge. Top speed should be around 150mph when flying but be limited to 70mph on the road. Since it is being targeted for around 2026 battery tech should be a bit better three years from now.
  2. It is a 4-seater that is roughly the size of an SUV. The first fully-functional prototype of the ASKA A5 drive and fly eVTOL is a bit of a twist. Guy Kaplinsky, CoFounder/CEO, commented: "Our unveil at CES represents something that has never been accomplished in the world, but which humans have dreamed of for decades; a fully functional, full-scale prototype of a Drive & Fly electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing, plus a real flying car. We're making history with ASKA and defining the next 100 years of transportation. ASKA is positioned as a new generation vehicle that combines the convenience of an automobile with the ease and efficiency of VTOL and STOL flight. ASKA is a vehicle that addresses not only consumers, there is also significant business potential in emergency response use, military use, as well as on-demand ride-sharing mobility services."

    For more information:

    ASKA Fly
    400 Main Street, Suite 190,
    Los Altos CA 94022
    USA
    www.askafly.com

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