If you want to put an exact figure on the flying car of tomorrow, this survey does that: the asking price for the first units to come to market will probably be in the vicinity of $686,455. For less the amount ($625,000), you can get a 2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale in the U.S., and that’s not even the worst part. That would be the fact that, to the price you pay for the flying car, you have to add the costs of getting a pilot license, insurance, fuel and storage, which could total $69,000 for the first year of ownership.
To come up with these figures, the study looked at some of the most mediated projects of flying cars, like the PAL-V, the AeroMobil, the Moller Skycar, the Aska, SkyDrive, and Terrafugia. Because many of these are planned with long ranges and the battery technology is not there yet to deliver, they have large large fuel tanks and two jet engines. They also have retractable wings, a necessity if they’re to be allowed on the road as well, and both automotive and avionics equipment on board.
In other words, like everything else in this world, flying cars will be rich men’s toys when they first come to market. If they ever come to market.
Flying cars have been a long-standing dream with mankind, but also a seemingly unattainable one. Some of the projects mentioned above were supposed to head into production back in 2016 or 2019, and they’re still not even close to getting there. But there is hope – for the one-percenters.