Startup receives multimillion-dollar investment and support from NASA to put Butterfly: First flying electric car in the sky, in 2023
If you grew up during the 1980s, you’ll probably be disappointed with conventional transportation technology. Science fiction sold us that by the year 2000 a flying car It would be common to move to nearby places.
The reality was a totally different one, despite the fact that the advances in the field of vehicles are really surprising, with machines that combine electronics with combustion to take us from one place to another with the greatest possible safety.
The flying car is still the big slope for the Automotive industry. There are many projects underway, they present prototypes and nothing is finished.
However, that wait could be close to over thanks to a startup american call Override.
The company develops not only a flying car, but it is also zero emission, since it is electric. Y It has a design that makes it fly with little noise, thus helping to avoid noise pollution.
According to what El Español and other international media reports, this electric flying car is called Butterfly and the company wants to put it in the skies, at least, in 2023.
The Overair Butterfly has the ability to take off and land vertically, as demonstrated by its official website. It looks like a plane, but it’s actually a flying car.
Butterfly and her goal to fly in 2023
It is not easy what you want to achieve. But recently it has received an economic and intellectual boost. First of all, the well-known sister firms, Hanwha Systems and Hanwha Aerospace, have shelled out a sum of 145 million dollars for the project.
These investment firms, apart from having a bulging wallet, are specialists in flight technologies. So, they will also contribute to the Overair labs so that Butterfly will be ready, with no room for delay, in 2023.
“Hanwha’s basic principles in terms of business development is to focus on revolutionary innovation, that which is capable of turn the market upside down. Based on our capabilities and core business, Hanwha partners with game-changing projects and flying vehicles are part of this strategy,” he said. Sungchul Eoh, CEO of Hanwha Systems, in a statement released by the company.
And as if the support of this firm were not much, Overair also announced a partnership with the POT to add more intellectual talent in the development of this electric flying car and the infrastructure it needs to operate.
These strategic moves leave Overair in an ideal position for the approval it needs from the United States Federal Aviation Administration. (FAA)to operate in the North American sky.