Terrafugia’s eVTOL Concept Taps Hybrid Tech and Detachable Passenger Pods
Terrafugia, known for its flying car technology, is now talking with Part 135 air taxi operators about the feasibility of its emerging TF-2 hybrid vertical takeoff and landing vehicles. These remarkable machines can pick up a passenger as an Uber or LYFT would, bring them to a heliport, mate the passenger pod with its airborne component, fly the passengers to a destination, and re-mate with a roadable undercarriage that drives the passengers to their final destinations.
Terrafugia, founded in 2006, has grown from 20 to more than 200 employees worldwide in the past year and has expanded from its Woburn, Massachusetts office to a leased hangar at Nashua airport in New Hampshire as it prepares to ramp up production of its earlier hybrid technology, the Light Sport category Transition, a roadable aircraft. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Geely Holding, a global automotive group based in China.