The skycar

Don’t know if you had ever heard of the skycar (Moller has been working on it since 1962) but I hadn’t until yesterday when one of my friend who is doing a business case study on it talked to me about it.
The skycar is a “personal vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle”. Their latest model can take up to 4 passengers, has a cruise speed of 315mph, a maximum range of 750 miles and a fuel efficiency of ~=20mpg, equivalent to the fuel consuption of a big SUV. The company claims it can burn any available fuel from diesel to natural gas. Considering it can burn 15.75 gallon of fuel per hour, I hope that by the time everyone has its skycar, its efficiency will be improved.
For the moment you can already put a $100,000 deposit to secure one of the 100 first skycar listed at $995,000 each.

PS: Mmmmh this might explain a lot of things about ufos :o).

4 Responses to “The skycar”

  1. Pete says:

    Great. Have you SEEN the way Quebecers drive? Adding a third dimention would create a whole new level of havoc.

  2. Ira says:

    The fact that people can already get on a waiting list to eventually pay $1 million for one
    of these things reminds of the list you can get on to go to the moon, although that costs
    many more millions! It’s amazing how much people will pay for the latest technology.

  3. Hannah says:

    Who knows…it seems that technology depreciates over time. If they could find some way to
    mass produce these machines cheaply, maybe they’ll become more popular very soon. Although,
    I wonder if there’s a way to decrease fuel consumption even more (because we all know
    SUVs aren’t great for that)