Porsche Partnering with Boeing on Flying Electric Cars

By Paul Joseph

Last month’s Frankfurt Motor Show saw German luxury carmaker Porsche launch the Taycan – the brand’s first-ever fully-electric car.

Now the famous marquee has announced even more forward-thinking plans that involve enhancing its existing relationship with aviation giants Boeing by developing electric flying cars.

The two companies, who are already working together on a prototype for an electric flying car that would be able to take off and land vertically, have entered into a new memorandum of understanding to explore the premium urban air mobility market and the extension of urban traffic into airspace.

Speaking about the proposals, Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG, said: “Porsche is looking to enhance its scope as a sports car manufacturer by becoming a leading brand for premium mobility. In the longer term, this could mean moving into the third dimension of travel.

“We are combining the strengths of two leading global companies to address a potential key market segment of the future.”

As part of the partnership, an international team of experts will study all aspects of air mobility, including the viability of premium flying cars in the near future.

In 2018 Porsche conducted a similar study that predicted demand for such a vehicle will rise considerably after 2025.

By Paul Joseph