Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – The XPENG X2 flying vehicle will be presented exclusively to the Abu Dhabi public at The Galleria Al Maryah Island, the capital’s premier lifestyle destination, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on October 18-19, 2022.
The XPENG X2 is a fifth generation flying car independently developed and manufactured by XPENG AEROHT – a subsidiary of XPENG. Visitors to The Galleria now have the opportunity to see the future up close and in person, as the vehicle makes its first appearance in Abu Dhabi.
The XPENG X2 and the future of transport
- The XPENG X2 is a two-seater flying car that produces zero carbon dioxide emissions during flight and is a step forward in the pursuit of urban green transportation.
- It will be suitable for future low-altitude urban flights and is perfect for providing solutions in the field of 3D transport, including urban air transport, sightseeing, emergency rescue.
- Last week, the vehicle was unveiled at GITEX Global 2022 and the world’s first public flight was conducted in Dubai.
- The XPENG X2 is equipped with two driving modes: manual and autonomous. During autonomous flight, passengers can enjoy a safe and intelligent flight experience with simple start, return and landing operations at the touch of a button.
- The X2 adopts a minimalist teardrop design that achieves highly efficient aerodynamics and uses a full lightweight carbon fiber structure.
- When fully extended, it is 4.97 meters long, 4.78 meters wide and 1.36 meters high.
- It will cruise at 130 kilometers per hour and have a flight time of 35 minutes at an altitude of up to 1,000 meters.
- The vehicle promises to transform personal mobility and usher in a new era of 3D mobility.
Speaking on the GITEX GLOBAL 2022 stage at the opening of the event, Brian Gu, Vice President and President of XPENG Motors, said: “Mobility is at the heart of modern society, and the way we move has an impact on many aspects of life. That’s why we’re adding non-traditional mobility methods, such as flying vehicles, to the XPENG mobility ecosystem. Our sixth-generation flying car, featuring both flight and drive modes, is currently in the early stages of development. »
David Robinson, CEO of Al Maryah Retail Company said; “The Galleria is renowned for bringing exclusive and innovative concepts to the Abu Dhabi market, and we are excited to showcase the future of urban transport to our customers. XPENG AEROHT has created something remarkable with the X2, highlighting the rapid pace of change in industries that will impact our lives in the near future. At The Galleria, we look forward to sharing these exciting advancements and growing with the Abu Dhabi community.
ABOUT AL MARYAH RETAIL COMPANY
Al Maryah Retail Company is a retail management company established by Mubadala Investment Company, providing services such as asset management, property management, investment management and rental services for The Galleria Al Maryah Island – Abu Dhabi’s premier lifestyle destination. The company serves as a curator of future experiences that unite people and build communities while creating value for its shareholders.
ABOUT GALLERIA AL MARYAH ISLAND
The Galleria Al Maryah Island is Abu Dhabi’s premier lifestyle destination, offering unparalleled shopping, dining and entertainment. Customers can discover 400 stores, including 100 food and beverage outlets, and world-class family entertainment for all ages.
A wide range of international and regional brands such as Zara, H&M, Virgin Megastore, Toys ‘R’ Us, Debenhams, The Cheesecake Factory and Paul Café, complement many Abu Dhabi premier brands such as Books Kinokuniya, Abercrombie & Fitch, American Rag Co, Kendall + Kylie and Decathlon. The destination is also home to the world’s most coveted luxury fashion, high-end jewelry and food brands. These include Chanel, Cartier, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Rolex and Van Cleef & Arpels, as well as award-winning fine dining restaurants located on the island’s waterfront promenade such as Zuma, Nusr-Et, LPM Restaurant & Bar and Coya. This comprehensive offering creates a unique shopping and dining experience for customers.
A world-class entertainment offering also caters to all members of the community, with the region’s first National Geographic Ultimate Explorer, a game-based family attraction; the UAE’s first Zero Latency virtual reality experience; the emirate’s largest theater and only IMAX experience – a 21-screen VOX cinema; a flagship Xtreme Zone family entertainment center, an interactive Caboodle play zone and three rooftop parks for family activities.
This incredible offering distinguishes The Galleria as Abu Dhabi’s most exciting retail, culinary, entertainment and lifestyle hub.
For more information about The Galleria Al Maryah Island, please visit www.thegalleria.ae or join us on social media @TheGalleriaUAE, #AtTheGalleria.
ABOUT XPENG AEROHT
XPENG AEROHT was established by Zhao Deli in 2013. In 2020, He Xiaopeng and XPENG Motors jointly invested and established XPENG AEROHT, which is dedicated to producing the safest intelligent electric flying car. XPENG AEROHT is headquartered in Guangzhou, and has set up flying car R&D centers in Shenzhen, Shanghai, etc., flight test bases in Guangzhou.
XPENG AEROHT has a team of high-tech R&D talents in multiple fields such as full avionics, flight testing, airworthiness, safety, structural mechanics, industrial design, embedded systems, etc. . The company has experience in the development and testing of unmanned flight systems, and employs more than 700 people, of which more than 85% are R&D personnel. By the end of 2022, the team will exceed 1,000 members.
XPENG AEROHT has set the standards for China’s new flying car industry. The company has conducted more than 15,000 flight tests. Moreover, the refined appearance of XPENG AEROHT products has won the highest level of industrial design awards such as Red Dot Award, IF Award and IDEA Design Award.
In 2021, XPENG AEROHT won the title of Guangzhou Unicorn Enterprise and raised more than US$500 million in Series A financing, which is the largest single-tranche financing in the low-flying vehicle industry in Asia.