PAL-V started flying and driving its flying car test prototypes back in 2012. That testing led to PAL-V designing its first flying car to be available commercially, the Liberty. The PAL-V’s hybrid composite chassis is made of carbon fiber body composites which work in tandem with air-hardened, heat-treated steel tubing.
The Liberty recently passed the European road admission tests including a rigorous and extensive drive test program carried out on test tracks verifying performance in high-speed ovals, in brake and emission tests and in noise pollution. Once the PAL-V is outfitted with a license plate, it is now ready to hit the road.
The PAL-V Liberty has been also going through aviation certification with EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) since 2015 and finalization is expected in 2022.