Can This Be Japan’s Next Step Towards Electric Flying Cars?

Japanese startup SkyDrive conducted a flight test with a pilot lasting 4 minutes at Toyota Test Field.

The SD-03 is an electric aircraft that can take off and land vertically.

SkyDrive says it is the world’s smallest eVTOL , also known as “electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing” aircraft.

The company aims to launch an air taxi service in 2023 and sell fully autonomous flying cars in 2028.

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Japan is an island country in East Asia located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan comprises an archipelago of 6,852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); the country’s five main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is Japan’s capital and largest city.

Japan is divided into 47 administrative prefectures and eight traditional regions. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.4 million residents.

Japan is a great power and a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations (since 1956), the OECD, and the G7. Japan is a leader in the automotive and electronics industries.

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