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XPeng AeroHT Voyager X2 (production model)

XPeng AeroHT Voyager X2 eVTOL two passenger aircraft

 

Voyager X2 (production model)
XPeng AeroHT
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
www.aeroht.com

With funding from XPeng Motors, XPeng AeroHT was founded in 2020 as one of its subdivisions and is located in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. XPeng AeroHT is in the business of designing and manufacturing electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) passenger aircraft for advanced air mobility (AAM).  The company was originally founded as Heitech in 2013 by Zhao Deli in Dongguan, Guangdong, China and was later purchased by XPeng Motors. He Xiaopeng is the Chairman and CEO of XPeng Motors and the Chairman of XPeng AeroHT. Zhao Deli is currently the president of XPeng AeroHT, Wang Tan is the co-founder, vice president and chief designer of XPeng AeroHT and Zheng Congwei is the vice president of XPeng AeroHT. (Image credit: XPeng AeroHT)

XPeng Motors was founded in 2014 by He Xiaopeng, Henry Xia and He Tao and is a leading Chinese all-electric vehicle and technology company that designs, develops and manufactures intelligent automobiles that are seamlessly integrated with the Internet and utilize the latest advances in artificial intelligence. The headquarters are located in Guangzhou, China.

The company's manufacturing philosophy centers around quality, continuous improvement, flexibility and high operating efficiency. XPeng's goal is to make smart electric vehicles with technology and data, and shape the consumer mobility experience of the future. XPeng went public in the U.S. in August 2020 and has completed a dual-primary listing in Hong Kong.

The XPeng Voyager X2 is a fifth generation autonomous eVTOL multicopter aircraft which holds two passengers and there is enough room for luggage. The name of the aircraft can be translated in two ways, either Voyager X2 or Traveler X2. The aircraft has a canopy over the cockpit for excellent views for the passengers. The aircraft has a two-way 4G/5G communication system. The Voyager X2 has eight propellers, eight electric motors, powered by batteries, has a maximum speed of 130 km/h (81 mph) and has a flight time of 35 minutes. The fuselage is a carbon fiber composite airframe with aviation aluminum structure, has fixed-skid type landing gear and has been made specifically for advanced air mobility.

The aircraft was designed to be the size of a car so that it will easily fit into a garage, driveway or standard parking space. The four small wheeled-dollies can be placed under the skid landing gear to move the aircraft easily while on the ground. Some of the safety features include distributed electric propulsion (DEP), multiple redundant systems, spherical environment detection, autonomous return and landing, ground monitoring, real time video, omnidirectional camera and an emergency ballistic parachute.

The Voyager X2 was revealed at a public exhibition in Shanghai, China in July 2021 and in Europe in March 2022. The price range for the Voyager X2 is expected to be in the range of $126,000.00 - $236,000.00 USD. The company plans to test fly the aircraft in Europe in 2022 and serial production is expected to occur in 2024.

Voyager X2 artist conception

Voyager X2 artist conception

Voyager X2 front view

Voyager X2 front view

Voyager X2 take off from vertiport

Voyager X2 take off from vertiport

Specifications:

  • Aircraft type: eVTOL multicopter
  • Piloting: Autonomous
  • Capacity: 2 passengers
  • Maximum speed: 130 km/h (81 mph)
  • Flight Time: 35 minutes
  • Cruise altitude: 300-500 m (984-1,640 ft)
  • Empty weight: 360 kg (794 lb)
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 560 kg (1,235 lb)
  • Propellers: 8 propellers
  • Electric Motors: 8 electric motors
  • Power source: Batteries
  • Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
  • Windows: Canopy over cockpit
  • Landing gear: Fixed skid landing gear
  • Safety Features: Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its passengers and/or cargo. DEP means having multiple propellers and motors on the aircraft so if one or more motors or propellers fail, the other working motors and propellers can safely land the aircraft. The aircraft has multiple redundant systems, spherical environment detection, autonomous return and landing, ground monitoring, real time video, omnidirectional camera, an emergency ballistic parachute and more.

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