The Australian company Alauda has now presented the eVTOL, the Airspeeder Mk3, which will compete in the first season of the planned racing series with electrically powered flying cars. The e-flying cars, which are to compete in races at speeds of more than 120 km/h, will initially be controlled remotely by pilots on site.
Alauda hopes to develop the Mk3 into a manned racing vehicle for the 2022 season, with more than ten identical Mk3s being produced and delivered to teams this year. More details on the racing series are expected to follow in the coming months.
The Mk3 is already the third version of the flying machine, the MK1 was already shown in 2017. In 2019, Alauda had shown another prototype at the "Goodwood Festival of Speed". With the Mk3, the vision of the "Formula E of the skies" comes a bit closer again - even if only remotely controlled for the time being. The MK3 was made possible by a financing round that brought Alauda a seven-figure sum last year - including from DHL.