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Monday, May 6, 2013

How about an electric hybrid vertical takeoff flying car?  

Terrafugia, the Woburn, Mass. firm that is developing a flying car - sorry, "roadable aircraft" - using a push propeller has a new dream: an electric hybrid vertical-takeoff car!

Artist's rendering is above. (Artist's renderings of possible technicial are always so cool.) The company describes it as a "vision" which, depending on how things go, can mean anything from "roadmap of the future" to "vaporware".

Terrafugia has stuck to its gone with the push-prop Transition craft, which is working its way through the very difficult federal licensing process, so we should give them the benefit of the doubt.

XConomy's Boston bureau has a good, long piece about it - they (unlike me) visited and did actual reporting.