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Watch XPeng's X2 Flying Car Take First Public Flight In Dubai

•, By: Dan Mihalascu

XPeng has conducted the first global public flight of its electric flying car, the XPeng X2, at Skydive Dubai.

The event marked the XPeng X2's first public display after completing the specific operations risk assessment and achieving a special flying permit from the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA). Over 150 people witnessed the demonstration flight, which took place on the opening day of the GITEX Global tech show at the Dubai World Trade Center.

During the demonstration flight the XPeng X2 received appraisal from the DCAA reviewers for the stability and the standardization of the entire flight operation process. It wasn't a very complicated flight, however, as the video shows the flying car taking off vertically and hovering tens of feet above ground in similar fashion to a drone.

Developed and manufactured by the Chinese automaker's subsidiary called XPeng Aeroht, which describes itself as the largest flying car company in Asia, the XPeng X2 is a two-seater flying car designed for future low-altitude city flights, especially short-distance journeys such as sightseeing and medical transportation.

The vehicle features a minimalist teardrop-shaped design with an enclosed cockpit for efficient aerodynamic performance, and a complete carbon fiber structure to reduce weight.