From e-commerce and ride-hailing services to air ambulances, the quest is on to get flying cars going. Although we do not see many of them on the road (or in the skies), it does not mean that such cars are not in the making. There are several manufacturers out there who have been pursuing this for quite some time. If flying cars becomes a reality, they could prove quite useful as air ambulances. Let’s take a look at the various options out there.
Klein Vision AirCar – An Option for Air Ambulances
The car can double up as a flying vehicle in just about three minutes and needs a takeoff stretch of about 300 meters. It can reach a max speed of 190 kilometers per hour. This vehicle is powered by a 1.6-liter 140-horsepower engine.
AeroMobil 4.0 is Also an Option
This car is counted among the viable options today. It can cover a good 740 kilometers on air and 520 kilometers on road. It is powered by a 300-horsepower engine and manages speeds up to 260 kilometers an hour.
Terrafugia Transition – An Ecofriendly Option for Air Ambulances
Terrafugia Transition sports an electric hybrid engine. The car boasts a range of 644 kilometers and can reach up to 160 kilometers per hour in the air. What sets it apart is its ability to host 4 passengers. This means that it would have ample space for turning it into an air ambulance for short distances.
PAL-V Liberty – Another Choice
This vehicle is quite different in its approach. Rather than turning a car into a helicopter, this vehicle transforms itself from being a helicopter to a car. It has a 100-horsepower twin petrol engine. It has the capacity to cruise at 180 kilometers per hour. It offers a superb range on the road of 1315 kilometers on-road and 500 kilometers when flying.
With so many options out there, the day might not be far when flying cars are increasingly transformed into short-range air ambulances.