The world of transportation is about to get a lot more interesting. A startup backed by a Tesla investor has announced its plans to create a flying car by 2025. The company, Opener, is aiming to make personal flights accessible to everyone by bringing the price tag of a flying car down to just $300,000.
The company’s CEO, Marcus Leng, is no stranger to the world of personal transportation. He was the co-founder of Joby Aviation, a company that has been working on electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft since 2009. Joby Aviation has seen a lot of success and has been backed by investors such as Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Opener’s flying car, the BlackFly, is powered by eight electric motors, allowing it to travel up to 25 miles at a speed of 62 mph. It’s designed to be operated by a single pilot and has a range of around 25 miles. The BlackFly is also designed to be autonomous and fully electric.
The BlackFly is designed to be simple and easy to operate. Unlike other flying car designs, the BlackFly doesn’t require a runway or any special infrastructure to take off and land. Instead, it takes off and lands vertically, like a helicopter. The BlackFly is also designed to be easy to maintain and upgrade, and the company estimates that it will cost about the same as a Toyota Corolla to operate.
The Opener aims to make the BlackFly available to the public by 2025. The company also plans to launch a fleet of BlackFlys in commercial markets, such as package delivery, aerial surveying, and air taxi services. The company is also working on developing an automated air traffic control system to ensure the safety of these vehicles in the air.
In addition to the BlackFly, Opener has other projects in the works. The company is currently developing an electric motorcycle, as well as a four-seat electric aircraft for commercial use.
Opener’s goal is to make personal flight accessible to everyone. The company is hoping to make its flying car available for around $300,000, which is significantly cheaper than other flying car designs. With the help of its investors, such as Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Opener is hoping to revolutionize the way we travel.
The Opener is an exciting new company, and it’s one to watch in the years to come. The company is aiming to make personal flights accessible to everyone, and its flying car, the BlackFly, could be the first step in achieving that goal. With its low price tag and easy-to-operate design, the BlackFly could be the key to unlocking the future of personal transportation.