The flight validated that Aeroht's products can meet the demands of use in complex urban environments, the company said.

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Xpeng Aeroht's X2 flying car conducted its first mission over the central city of Guangzhou on March 8, the company announced today.

This is aimed at accumulating experience for future low-altitude application scenarios including urban air transportation and low-altitude tourism, Xpeng Aeroht said.

Xpeng Aeroht said the route of the flying car test can be used for both urban air transportation and as a sightseeing route.

The flight event validates that Xpeng Aeroht's products can meet the demand for use in complex urban environments, the company said.

Both Xpeng and Xpeng Aeroht are based in Guangzhou, Guangdong.

In a recent interview with local media, Xpeng chairman and CEO He Xiaopeng mentioned that he asked Aeroht executives to have at least 5,000 kilometers of hands-on experience before the flying car goes on sale.

Xpeng unveiled the Voyager X1, its fourth-generation flying vehicle, at the April 2021 Shanghai auto show, which is the size of a regular car and can take off and land vertically in a parking space.

On July 16, 2021, He unveiled the fifth-generation vehicle, X2, on Weibo, with a weight of 360kg and a maximum takeoff weight of 560kg.

The X2 has a range of 35 minutes and a fastest flight speed of 130km/h, according to information previously announced by Xpeng.

The X2 has an autonomous flight path planning capability, and through multiple sensors, the X2 can monitor the ground, self-return to land, and 100km of two-way real-time communication.

On September 24, 2021, Xpeng Aeroht shared a video announcing its vision for flying cars in cities.

Xpeng CEO asks execs to have 5,000 km of hands-on experience before flying cars go on sale