With the rate at which technology is advancing, it is no longer unimaginable that ordinary people will soon be using flying cars for daily transportation. Small and large automobile companies all over the world have already started working with flying cars. This time, Maruti is going to write its name in that list. The company plans to develop electric air copters with the help of its Japanese subsidiary Suzuki. So far, Maruti Suzuki cars have been seen on roads and waterways, but this time their vehicles are going to fly in the sky as well.
Maruti Suzuki launches electric air copter
According to news agency sources, Maruti Suzuki’s electric air copter will be larger in size than drones. Again it will be smaller than a helicopter. It will have the capacity to fly with three passengers including the driver. But before coming to India, this air copter will be launched in Japan and America.
Like Ola and Uber, Maruti Suzuki’s Gaganyaan is expected to revolutionize the transportation sector. There are thoughts of manufacturing it on Indian soil, so as to keep the price low. Suzuki Motor’s Assistant Manager Kento Ogura said talks are being held with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to implement this.
Maruti Suzuki’s electric aircraft will be named SkyDrive. It has 12 units of motor and rotor. The eco-friendly flying car is expected to make its debut at the 2025 Osaka Expo in Japan. Maruti is also thinking of bringing this technology to India through the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
If the air copter is introduced in the market, the company is looking at the market to see how much response it can generate. At the same time, business partners are being sought in this country. The company confirmed that the price will be lower than the helicopter. The air copter can fly from a stationary position with a weight of 1.4 tons. It will be able to fly and land from the roof of the house.