Alauda Racing was born with the goal to rapidly accelerate development of electric flying vehicles by placing them in a competitive environment.
The first test flight is planned for 2018. Alauda hopes the first ever Airspeeder World Championship will be held by 2020, where racers from different manufacturers will compete against each other.
A top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) is expected.
Airspeeder Characteristics (updated December 2017)
|Top speed||250 km/h||155 mph|
|Body||carbon fiber composite|
|Motor type||50-kilowatt custom brushless|
|Weight||120 kg||265 lb|
|Battery type||lithium ion cells|
|Battery life||10 minutes (initial goal)|
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- Article: ‘world’s first flying car’ race could predict the future of sports, DesignBoom, Dec. 20, 2017
- Article: Meet Alauda, the company that wants to build flying cars and race them, Mashable, Dec. 14. 2017
- Article: Australian Startup Alauda Wants to Race Flying Cars by the End of the Decade, The Drive, Dec. 12, 2017