ASKA 2.0 Prototype Design
New Future Transportation, Inc. (NTF, Inc.)
Los Altos, California, USA
Founded in 2018, New Future Transportation, Inc. (NTF) is developing a hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle that will work both as an aircraft and ground car, i.e., a drive-fly vehicle. Los Altos (California, USA) is the location of NFT’s research and development center, its Center of Excellence is based in Israel and its quality assurance and manufacturing center will be located in Japan.
The company's sees door to door air transportation with the ability to drive the aircraft on the road, as the best method for emerging Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market and industry. The company will eventually transition the aircraft to be an all electric aircraft when batteries have enough energy density to fly long distances.
The NTF ASKA 2.0 is called their Prototype Design on the company's website; however, it is unknown if New Future Transportation built or flew the prototype. Not much is known about the ASKA 2.0 hybrid-electric VTOL except the vehicle is made for both an flying and driving on the road. The flying car might hold two or four passengers, has a high wing, has four wheels for ground travel and has at least four ducted fans for VTOL flight and probably uses two ducted fans for forward flight.
The 4-seater ASKA™ electric extended range Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) vehicle enables people to live within 100-150 miles outside a major city and easily commute to an urban center in less than 1-hour, door-to-door. The size of a SUV in drive mode, the ASKA™ can be parked in a home garage or on the street. It can use existing charging solutions.
NFT opened the world's first flying car showroom in Los Altos (California) on April 15, 2021, for pre-orders of the ASKA™ 3.0 production model. The showroom also features an interactive museum and learning center dedicated to urban air mobility.
- Aircraft type: Hybrid-electric VTOL and road capable vehicle prototype
- Piloting: Autonomous
- Capacity: 4 passengers
- Cruise speed: Unknown
- Propellers: 4 ducted fans
- Electric Motors: 4 electric motors for the ducted fans and possibly 1 electric motor for ground travel.
- Power source: Hybrid-electric
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
- Windows: Panoramic windows with a wrap around window design allowing forward, left, right and top visibility, for spectacular views
- Wings: One main high wing
- Landing gear: 4 wheels
- NFT, Inc. website
- NFT, Inc. YouTube Channel
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- Article (exclusive): Here's the Aska flying car that could whisk you to work in 2025, CNET, Jun. 8, 2019
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- Article: Flying-car buyers can put down $5,000 now for an Aska in 2026, CNET, Apr. 15, 2021
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