GEORGE JETSON, YOUR FLYING CAR HAS ARRIVED
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Published on Wed, Jul 20, 2011
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
The Scaled Composites Model 367 BiPod is a gasoline-electric hybrid The long-delayed flying car is now proclaimed a reality - and it's a hybrid. The Scaled Composites Model 367 BiPod, designed by Burt Rutan, is said to be a gasoline-electric twin-pod vehicle with a range of 760 miles in the air and 820 miles on the ground - and it works a bit like a Chevrolet Volt. The vehicle will have two engines which power a pair of electric generators which power the electric motors. Lithium ion batteries will provide power during takeoff and landing. On the ground, the vehicle will have an all-electric range of 35 miles. And its removable wings allow it to fit in a one-car garage. - Ailis Aaron Wolf, Hybrid Owners of America For more information about Scaled Composites products, go to scaled.com
SPECIFICATIONS Name of vehicle: Scaled Composites Model 367 BiPod Capacity: Two Propellers: 4-bladed Wingspan: 31 ft 10 in (9.70 m) 7ft 11inches in roadable configuration. Gross weight: 1,430 pounds (649 kg)1.2kwh lithium battery Performance (manufacturer’s estimate) Cruise speed: 170 kn; 320 km/h (200 mph)