Maruti Suzuki’s Flying Car: Launching in 2025, Rooftop Take-off and Landing

Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest car manufacturer, has completed preparations to manufacture flying electric cars by partnering with its parent company Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC). This electric air-copter can be flown from the roof of the house and can also be landed there.

According to media reports, Kentaro Ogura, Assistant Manager of SMCL’s Global Automobile Planning Department, announced that they are partnering with Japanese startup SkyDrive to develop the flying car. It could be named SkyDrive.

This electric air copter will be larger than traditional helicopters but smaller than conventional drones. It can accommodate three people including the pilot. Its use can serve as an electric flying taxi service in urban areas.

In India, manufacturing costs will decrease, according to Ogura, as the company is also considering producing flying cars in India for economic reasons. “There is no definite timeline yet, but production in India is under consideration,” Ogura said. For this reason, discussions are ongoing with officials from the aviation regulator DGCA. If we decide to make it in India, then flying cars will be significantly cheaper here.

Will Enter the Indian Market After Japan and America

Ogura announced that a 12-acre site for motors and rotors will be launched in Osaka, Japan, at the 2025 expo. This flying car will be available for sale in the Japanese and American markets first. After that, there are plans to sell it in India under the ‘Make in India’ initiative. We are conducting market research to find customers and partners in India.

Half the Weight of Traditional Helicopters

The weight of this air copter will be approximately half that of traditional helicopters. Due to its lighter weight, the roof of the building can be used for takeoff and landing. Media reports also suggest that due to electrification, there has been a reduction in the number of parts of the aircraft. As a result, production and maintenance costs have decreased.

Initially 15 Kilometer Range

Ogura revealed that the initial range of the three-passenger version will be 15 kilometers. Then, by 2029, it will be increased to 30 kilometers, and by 2031, it will be 40 kilometers. He said, “India is a large country, and we need a range that is significantly more than 15 kilometers.”

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