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Last Updated : Oct 30, 2020 05:12 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

PAL-V Liberty is the world’s first road legal flying car

We are now a step closer to living like ‘The Jetsons’ as the world’s first commercial flying car built by Dutch company PAL-V is set to finally hit the streets in the Netherlands. The PAL-V Liberty flying car has just got the nod from authorities to be used on roads

The PAL-V Liberty is a gyrocopter and looks like a cross between a tiny helicopter and an aerodynamic car. The flying car hovers like a chopper and needs a 590 feet-long runway for take-off. (Image: Palv.com)

The PAL-V Liberty can reach a speed of 99 miles per hour and its maximum speed in flight mode is 112 miles per hour. (Image: Palv.com)

The PAL-V Liberty can reach a speed of 99 miles per hour and its maximum speed in flight mode is 112 miles per hour. (Image: Palv.com)

However, the car has not been cleared for flying yet as safety measures and regulations are still being considered. The European Aviation Safety Agency certification for PAL-V is expected in 2022. (Image: palv.com)

However, the car has not been cleared for flying yet as safety measures and regulations are still being considered. The European Aviation Safety Agency certification for PAL-V is expected in 2022. (Image: palv.com)

The first 90 PAL-V flying cars that will be sold will be Liberty’s limited edition named Pioneer. The pre-tax price of the car is $599,000, or around Rs 4.46 crore

The first 90 PAL-V flying cars that will be sold will be Liberty’s limited edition named Pioneer. The pre-tax price of the car is $599,000, or around Rs 4.46 crore

The two-seater car takes roughly 10 minutes to convert from driving mode to flying mode and vice-versa. It can take a maximum load of 264 kg

The two-seater car takes roughly 10 minutes to convert from driving mode to flying mode and vice-versa. It can take a maximum load of 264 kg

The company said the person driving this car will require two licences since the PAL-V Liberty is a dual mode vehicle. This means the user will have to have both a driving and flying licence

The company said the person driving this car will require two licences since the PAL-V Liberty is a dual mode vehicle. This means the user will have to have both a driving and flying licence

The company said the person driving this car will require two licences since the PAL-V Liberty is a dual mode vehicle. This means the user will have to have both a driving and flying licence

First Published on Oct 30, 2020 05:10 pm
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