XPENG AEROHT opened its Flying Car Ground Comprehensive Testing Center in Foshan, China. The company says the centre, spanning 58,000 square meters, will focus on research and validation of new flying car technologies, technical standards development, and ground testing for the complete vehicle and system-level attributes.
Shuo Chen, head of the Testing Center, said:”This centre will conduct comprehensive ground tests, including strength, load, vibration, durability, environmental factors, and materials. It will support product validation from virtual simulation to real-world testing.”
XPENG AEROHT, established in 2020, has its R&D headquarters in Guangzhou and operates four major testing bases:
- Seagull Island Flight Base: Focused on validation flights, durability tests, and certification flights.
- R&D Flight Test Center: Primarily dedicated to prototype flight testing.
- Powertrain Experiment Center: Specialized in testing electric motors, batteries, and high-voltage electrical components.
- Ground Comprehensive Testing Center: The latest addition, designed to cover all aspects of research and development for flying car flight process.
Zhao Deli, Founder and President of XPENG AEROHT, said: “The completion of the testing centre in just four months will provide us with valuable time for the R&D of the next-generation flying car, which is currently in a crucial research and development phase. XPENG AEROHT’s pioneering testing and flight system will continue to play a core role, assisting us in achieving mass production in the next two to three years.”
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