Impact Venture Capital Holding Company Alef Unveils Alef Flying Car – sUAS News – The Business of Drones

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Alef Aeronautics, a cutting-edge technology company that creates alternative transportation solutions for growing traffic trends, introduced Alef’s “Model A”, the only flying car with on-road driving and vertical take-off. The Alef Model A flying car integrates into existing urban infrastructure for driving and parking. The company expects to begin production and launch first deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2025.

The first Alef flying car is now available for pre-sale to consumers for $300,000, with a regular queue deposit of $150 or a priority queue deposit of $1,500, at https://alef. aero.

The Alef “Model A” flying car has a range of 200 miles and a flight range of 110 miles. It features a distributed electric propulsion system, no exposed propeller, full flight stabilization software and safety system, elevon stabilization system and all wheel drive. Key safety components include triple to eightfold redundancy of all key components, thousand-point real-time diagnostics, pre-flight reject start diagnostics, obstacle detection and avoidance, among others.

Alef’s founding team of Constantine Kisly, Pavel Markin, Oleg Petrov and Jim Dukhovny has over 70 years of experience in engineering and technology development and has been working on the Alef flying car since 2015. It was awarded the early support from distinguished investors and industry veterans. , led by Tim Draper (who, among other things, was one of the first venture capitalists to invest in Tesla), former head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Ford Aerospace star Dr. Anthony Tether NBA Luis Scola, Bugatti designer Hirash Razaghi and others.

Alef CEO Jim Dukhovny says, “The Alef model is a modern solution for urban and rural transportation needs in the 21st century, as it is the fastest and most convenient mode of transportation ever created in the world. point of origin to the final destination. By allowing consumers to choose drive or fly mode, the Alef flying car enables the optimal path depending on road conditions, weather and infrastructure.

“I accepted Tim Draper’s invitation to a private demonstration of the Alef prototype vehicle in the fall of 2021. I watched the car lift like a drone, then spin into a biplane and immediately continue flying. J felt like I was witnessing a Kitty Hawk moment,” recalls Eric Ball, founding general partner of Impact Venture Capital.

Alef has been testing and flight testing the Alef full-scale prototype since 2019.

With additional models in development, Alef is working on the four-person sedan, Alef “Model Z”, slated for introduction in 2035 at a price of $35,000. It will be able to fly over 300 miles with a range of over 220 miles.

About Alef: Alef, based in Santa Clara, Calif., is a sustainable electric transportation company that designs and develops a road-legal passenger car capable of vertical takeoff and forward flight. Alef’s goal is to enable faster, easier travel and ease the burden of urban congestion through the use of proprietary technology that elevates the vehicle safely and quietly above daily traffic.

About Impact Venture Capital

Impact Venture Capital is a Silicon Valley-based early-stage venture capital firm that invests alongside leading venture capital groups and investors in early-stage technology startups, with a focus on on artificial intelligence applied to security, finance, digital health and other rapid technologies. – growing industrial sectors.

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