The Future of Travel…
Unless you have been living in a cave for the past 10 years you will have noticed the huge rise of electric vehicles, this ranges from cars, to buggies and even dirt bikes! But some of the most brilliant vehicles have gone unnoticed and flown under the radar of the public. The rapid improvement of battery technology us allowing the electrification of most vehicles and even some new ones. The more known, unique electric vehicle are the passenger drones (as seen below).
And they are a modern and electrical take on a one or two passenger helicopter, they are reported to be released with a price tag of $200,000 – £300,000! This is a lot of money considering that a well proven and reliable brand-new helicopter capable of a 350-mile range and can carry 4 passengers at 4000 feet cost just under $350,000.
Now, we are not here to talk about the passenger drone. We are here to talk about the Hoverbikes. Russia-based Hoversurf have been developing its very own hoverbike named the ‘Scorpion’ for some years now and have created a machine that is capable of flight speeds of 70km/h when piloted and 100km/h when flying autonomously.
For use in everyday life, Hoversurf have stated that they could restrict the altitude to 5 meters (16ft) but the vehicle can perform much more than that.
The Hoverbike has recently beaten their personal speed and altitude record of climbing 5 meters per second upto 38.5 meters (93 ft)
It is quite amazing that the bike can be powered by just a battery pack but to no one’s surprise the range is quite limited at 30 minutes of flight before needing a re-charge. Hoversurf are also working on an easily swappable battery so you can be back in the air in no time.
We understand that the product is hard to imagine being used commercially but recently, Dubai has raised its hand and the city’s police department has revealed that they are adding the scorpion to their fleet of vehicles.