Peng’s X2 flying car made its first public flight in Dubai on Monday. The vehicle, which is more like a flying motorcycle than a car, can take off and land vertically. It can reach speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) and can fly for up to 30 minutes. Peng is one of a number of companies working on flying cars, which are seen as a way to ease congestion on roads and in the skies.
The Dubai government has said it wants 10 percent of all journeys in the city to be made by flying cars by 2030. “The future is here,” said Peng founder and CEO Zhengzhou. “The flying car is not only real but it’s here.” The X2 is still in the prototype stage and is not yet available for sale.