The Transition and TF-X are designed to be able to fold their wings, enabling the vehicles to also operate as street-legal road vehicles. First delivery of the Transition is expected in In July the company was purchased by the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group , a Chinese corporate conglomerate that also owns the Volvo and Lotus Cars automobile companies, with the purchase finalized in November Terrafugia originally expected initial deliveries of the Transition light sport aircraft in or It will carry two people plus luggage and will operate on a single tank of premium unleaded gas.
After undergoing drive tests and high-speed taxi tests, the production prototype completed its first flight on March 23, at Plattsburgh, New York. TF-X is a plug-in hybrid tilt-rotor vehicle and would be the first fully autonomous flying car.
It has a range of miles per flight and batteries are rechargeable by the engine. It is expected to hit the market at least six years after Transition From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mass High Tech Business News. Retrieved June 5, Event occurs at 1m10s. Since the Transition's first flight in March, the number of orders has more than doubled to Retrieved April 4, Terrafugia Sold To Chinese Conglomerate".
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