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Chinese Flying Car XPENG X2 Makes Maiden Flight in Dubai

Chinese Flying Car XPENG X2 Makes Maiden Flight in Dubai

Chinese flying car company XPENG AEROHT’s XPENG X2 has conducted its first flight overseas.

The test flight is the first public display of the aircraft in Dubai following the completion of a risk assessment and attaining a flying permit from the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA). The test flight took place at one of the world’s largest tech shows known as GITEX GLOBAL 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Over 150 attendees, including representatives from the Chinese Consulate in Dubai, the Dubai International Chamber of Commerce, the DCAA, the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, and the Dubai World Trade Centre joined the event.

“XPENG X2’s public display in Dubai represents a significant milestone for XPENG AEROHT and the international achievement of flying cars. Dubai is a world-renowned ‘City of Innovation’, which is the reason we decided to hold the X2 first public flight event here. Today’s flight is a major step in XPENG’s exploration of future mobility,” said Brian Gu, Vice Chairman and President of XPENG.

XPENG X2 is the fifth-generation flying car developed by the company.

The Dubai International Chamber of Commerce supported the event with Acting President and CEO Hassan Al Hashemi saying that the flying car will “change the game of future mobility.”