SkyDrive, a Japanese manufacturer of eVTOL aircraft capable of vertical takeoff and landing, has announced a collaboration with Suzuki. They will collaborate on the development of two small electric car jets, which will be unveiled at the 2025 Osaka World Motor Show. SkyDrive is poised to become one of Japan’s leading manufacturers of vertical eVTOLs. Toyota made a small investment in its parent company, Cartivator.
Nobuo Kishi, the company’s chief technology officer, previously worked for Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation in a senior position. Suzuki has now joined forces with Skydrive to work on business and technology projects.
These collaborations include activities such as research and development, manufacturing, and foreign market penetration. Vehicles for transportation Motorcycle Suzuki, which specializes in engines, is a larger company than expected, exporting approximately 3 million vehicles and generating $ 29 billion in revenue in 2020.
Suzuki ranked 11th in the world in the car market in 2017 and 14th in 2014. Suzuki may not be able to manufacture electric vehicles by 2025, but an agreement has recently been reached in India. ‘Suzuki electric cars will become more popular in South Asia,’ he predicts. SkyDrive has already flown its small single-pilot multicopter concept design, but it is unclear with which aircraft it will collaborate with Suzuki.
The majority of the images in this article are of SkyDrive SD-XX concept models, which are two-seater planes. The aircraft is equipped with eight fans, has a glass cockpit, and can carry up to 500 kg. It has a maximum altitude of 500 meters and can travel at speeds of up to 62 miles per hour for 20 to 30 minutes nonstop. The three-wheel drive has a top speed of 37 miles per hour and can travel 12 to 18 miles on the ground, making it a flying car.
It would be prohibitively expensive for the two companies to collaborate on the development of a ground-to-air vehicle. If they are successful, they may be able to transition from commercial taxis to private taxis. It remains to be seen whether SkyDrive and Suzuki will be able to produce flying cars within the next three years.