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Vertical Aerospace conducted manned tests of an electric tiltrotor, which they plan to use in an air taxi

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Vertical Aerospace has conducted the first flight tests of the VX4 eVTOL, which is planned to be used in the same.

Vertical Aerospace conducted manned tests of an electric tiltrotor, which they plan to use in an air taxi

Many companies have been developing flying taxis in recent years. They are often battery powered and fly by an electric motor, as this reduces noise, eliminates harmful emissions and greatly simplifies the maintenance of engines and transmissions.

Now Vertical Aerospace has tested its version of the air taxi. The engineers were so confident in the design that the first test flight took place in manned mode. During it, the prototype only slightly lifted off the ground, and therefore the company did not publish a video. The VX4 eVTOL is a tiltrotor – that is, it takes off vertically like a helicopter, after which it turns the propellers and continues to fly like an airplane.

Vertical Aerospace conducted manned tests of an electric tiltrotor, which they plan to use in an air taxi

In total, 8 propellers are installed on the experimental tiltrotor, of which 4 are used only during takeoff and landing and are folded in cruising mode. Vertical Aerospace claims a top speed of 325 km/h and a range of over 161 km. Thus, the tiltrotor will not only be able to fly around the city, but also allow you to travel in a small region, and is also capable of performing some light regional duties. The developer claims to have received more than 1,400 conditional pre-orders from a range of airlines, tour groups and other operators. This is a lot: for comparison, only about 1,000 civilian helicopters are produced per year.

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GAC first showed the futuristic crossover Trumpchi A79

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GAC first showed the futuristic crossover Trumpchi A79

GAC has released the first official images of its new compact crossover, which goes by the name GAC Trumpchi A79.

The car is expected to be the successor to the 2017 GS3 and will feature a modern exterior with lots of sharp edges and sharp corners.

GAC first showed the futuristic crossover Trumpchi A79

LED headlights and lanterns will be made up of two triangles connected to each other, in addition, multi-spoke alloy wheels with a diameter of 18 or 19 inches will complement the futuristic image of the crossover.

GAC first showed the futuristic crossover Trumpchi A79

GAC first showed the futuristic crossover Trumpchi A79
GAC first showed the futuristic crossover Trumpchi A79

The GAC Trumpchi A79 is expected to be built on a modular GMPA platform. The Ministry of Industry and Informatization of the People’s Republic of China has already confirmed that it will be equipped with a 1.5-liter 4A15J2 gasoline engine that develops 177 hp. The regulator also leaked the first live photos of the car.

In terms of body dimensions, the crossover will be between the Hyundai Creta and Tucson: its length, width and height will be 4410, 1850 and 1600 mm, respectively, and the wheelbase will be 2650 mm.

GAC first showed the futuristic crossover Trumpchi A79

GAC first showed the futuristic crossover Trumpchi A79

A full presentation of the car should take place in the coming weeks.

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7 seats, 254 hp, all-wheel drive. The big flagship crossover Chery Tiggo 9 was officially shown for the first time

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7 seats 254 hp all wheel drive The big flagship crossover

Soon Chery will have a new flagship – Tiggo 9. The characteristics of the crossover are already known, and now it has been shown on official images.

7 seats, 254 hp, all-wheel drive.  The big flagship crossover Chery Tiggo 9 was officially shown for the first time

In profile, the Tiggo 9 with headlights and lanterns that extend into the sidewalls is very reminiscent of the Range Rover Velar, but the front and, especially, the back are decorated more modestly. Illuminated logo on the front. Door handles, according to the latest fashion, are recessed into the body.

7 seats, 254 hp, all-wheel drive.  The big flagship crossover Chery Tiggo 9 was officially shown for the first time

Tiggo 9 will be built on the T2X platform, the M3x version of the Exeed sub-brand cars. The flagship status is reinforced by the dimensions: 4780 x 1920 x 1700 mm with a wheelbase of 2800 mm. Tiggo 9 will be the manufacturer’s largest crossover.

7 seats, 254 hp, all-wheel drive.  The big flagship crossover Chery Tiggo 9 was officially shown for the first time

A big car has a powerful engine. Tiggo 9 will receive a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with a capacity of 254 hp. In the database – front-wheel drive, for a fee – full. Transmission – exclusively 7-speed robotic. Perhaps in the future, Chery will offer its own 8-speed “automatic” for the crossover.

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Vegan leather, Parisian nails and BMW colors. iQOO 11 posing in high quality images

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Vegan leather Parisian nails and BMW colors iQOO 11 posing

The iQOO 11 smartphone will be presented tomorrow, but now we have the opportunity to look at high-quality images in different versions.

Vegan leather, Parisian nails and BMW colors.  iQOO 11 posing in high quality images

The Legend version is made for BMW fans. And in this case, three branded stripes are engraved with the Clous de Paris pattern, also known as “Paris nails”. It is usually found on expensive mechanical watches and consists of small pyramid-like squares.

Vegan leather, Parisian nails and BMW colors.  iQOO 11 posing in high quality images

The base of the body is fiberglass. It is covered in what the manufacturers call vegan leather. The manufacturer also coated the material with some kind of dirt-repellent coating.

Vegan leather, Parisian nails and BMW colors.  iQOO 11 posing in high quality images

The Alpha version is more traditional. Here you can see the usual black color, and the back cover is made of glass. True, there is some engraving on it, which makes the glass rough.

According to early reports, iQOO 11 will feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, Samsung E6 144Hz screen, 50MP camera and 120W charger.

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