Terrafugia has another flying car that stuck between the two worlds
Yes, we have another fly car. Terrafugia’s flying car is more of a plane. It almost seems like their designer tried to will a plane into a car. This one is a little different because the company has set a deadline and a promise to make it consumer available by the end of 2019.
However, the company did not say how much it will cost, and we can’t say for certain if the company can keep its promise. From the look of it, you will need a runway to take off. It’s hard to fit into the market if you are rich enough to get a runway on demand, why not just get a car, and a real airplane.
Terrafugia’s model, the transition, has a pair of foldable wings that could accommodate flying and driving. However, the reason we think this will get stuck between the two worlds is that when in drive mode, it’s essentially a small airplane taxiing on a runway on 3 wheels. When it’s in airplane form, it only covers 400 miles of range.
It’s impossible to see who would shell out money and adopt the transition for practical use. However, it’s foldable wing design could set a precedent for the future flying car design.