How about a hybrid flying car in your garage?

This two-seater BiPod went from the drawing board to flight in just four months.  It can be flown like a plane or driven like a car, depending upon which cockpit you are in.

It features two 450cc internal combustion engines, 15 kW motors on both the driving wheels and the motor-driven propellers, and lithium batteries that are recharged during flight. In aircraft mode, the BiPod can go 760 miles at 100 mph. As a car, the fiberglass and carbon fiber vehicle squeezes out 820 miles on a tank of gas and 35 miles in electric mode.


According to Aviation Week, as a plane BiPod cruises at 200 mph and can fly 530 miles in higher-power mode and up to 760 miles at 100 mph. As a car, it is good for freeway speeds, urban driving and garage storage, with a range of 820 miles on a tank of gas and 35 miles on batteries alone.

This electric-hybrid craft was developed by the founder of the aerospace company Scaled Composites, a subsidiary of Northrup Grumman.  Scaled Composite was behind SpaceShipOne, the first privately funded human spaceflight on June 21, 2004


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