Airspeeder flying cars to be built in Australia

8 Dec 2021

Where’s the best place in the world to prepare flying electric cars ready for racing one another? Not a question you hear often, but the answer appears to be in Adelaide, Australia.

That’s according to Airspeeder at least, the championship having announced that it will base itself at the Australian Space Park as it steps up its manufacturing ahead of launching its racing championship for its car-esque drones next year.

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Having recruited experts from across the automotive and aerospace industries -  including Ferrari, McLaren, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Boeing and Airbus - Airspeeder’s founders have been testing its machines in recent months and are now ready to head into scale production. The finished vehicles will then be given to race teams to run.

“As our first electric flying car Grand Prix races draw nearer, we are proud to establish the world’s first purpose built facility for the production of these pioneering racing vehicles,” said Matt Pearson, founder of Airspeeder. “South Australia is rapidly becoming a global centre of excellence in the development of advanced space and advanced aerospace technologies”

The manufacturing base will run under the Alauda Aeronautics name, and its choice of Adelaide has been boosted by the South Australian Government’s £11 million contribution towards the Australian Space Park.

Pearson estimates the eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) will be worth $1.5trillion by 2040, and created Airspeeder as a way of showcasing Alauda’s expertise in the field.



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