Japan’s Suzuki to Make Electric EVTOL ‘Flying Cars’ with SkyDrive

Suzuki Motor Corp, a leading Japanese automaker, has announced a groundbreaking collaboration with SkyDrive Inc to embark on the production of “flying cars.” This innovative partnership will utilize a Suzuki Group factory located in central Japan as the manufacturing hub for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. According to Suzuki’s statement, production is anticipated to commence in the vicinity of spring next year.

As part of this joint venture, SkyDrive will establish a fully owned subsidiary dedicated to the production of these revolutionary aircraft. Suzuki, in turn, will lend its support in various aspects of manufacturing preparations, including talent acquisition. This strategic alliance signifies a remarkable step forward in the pursuit of futuristic transportation solutions.

SkyDrive, headquartered in the central Japanese city of Toyota, boasts prominent shareholders such as Itochu Corp, a renowned trading house, NEC Corp, a leading tech firm, and an energy company subsidiary belonging to Eneos Holdings Inc.

This recent agreement between the two companies follows their initial deal in March of the previous year, wherein they formed a partnership focused on collaborative research, development, and marketing endeavors pertaining to flying cars. With their combined expertise and resources, Suzuki and SkyDrive are poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of urban mobility.

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