SkyDrive and Suzuki to collaborate on flying car business and technology

– Start considering the development and production of flying cars and the development of the market in India

TOYOTA, Japan and HAMAMATSU, Japan, March 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — SkyDrive Inc. (hereafter “SkyDrive”) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (hereafter “Suzuki”) jointly announced the March 22 a partnership for the commercialization of flying cars

. SkyDrive is one of the leading manufacturers of flying cars in Japan

and is currently engaged in the development of a two-seat compact electric flying car with full-scale production plans. Suzuki is one of from Japan

leading automakers whose expertise includes manufacturing and selling compact cars in international markets. Under the terms of the agreement, SkyDrive and Suzuki will begin considering collaboration in business and technology areas including technology R&D, manufacturing systems planning and mass production, overseas market development with an initial focus onIndia

and promoting efforts to achieve carbon neutrality. SkyDrive aims to launch an air taxi service during the 2025 World Expo in Osaka,Japan as well as to launch the service in other regions ofJapan


Suzuki, whose motto is “Developing Superior Value Products with Customer Focus,” currently offers products in three mobility categories: automobiles, motorcycles and outboard motors. The company intends to remain indispensable to people by staying close to their lives and ensuring mobility. The partnership with SkyDrive will provide opportunities for Suzuki to explore and potentially add flying cars as a fourth mobility business.

About SkyDrive Inc. SkyDrive was created in July 2018 with the mission to “lead a mobility revolution once in a century”. Since then, he has advanced the development of flying cars and cargo drones while working in partnership with others to promote the shared vision of a future in which people use air mobility as transportation in their daily lives. . SkyDrive is the only company in Japan which has successfully completed manned test flights and is now involved in the design of a system for future air mobility as a member of Japan’s public-private council for advanced air mobility. The company’s cargo drones, which can carry payloads of up to 30 kg, are already in use on construction sites inJapan , mainly in mountainous regions. SkyDrive aims to launch a flying car service in the Osaka Bay Area in 2025. SkyDrive is headquartered in Shinjuku,Tokyo . Tomohiro Fukuzawa

is CEO of the company. For more information, please visit:

About Suzuki Motor Corporation Suzuki Motor Corporation is one of from Japan leading automakers and a global motorcycle manufacturer. The Company’s non-vehicular products include outboard motors for boats and motorized wheelchairs. It builds its range alone and through numerous subsidiaries and joint ventures outsideJapan

. Suzuki was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka. Toshihiro Suzuki is president of the company. Website:

Editor’s note: Flying cars are officially known as eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraft. eVTOL features electrification, a fully autonomous autopilot, and vertical take-off and landing. As a new advancement in the field of mobility, the development of flying cars is promoted in many countries around the world. In


, the Public-Private Council for the Air Mobility Revolution was established in 2018 and meetings have been held since then. The project is expected to lead to taxi services in urban areas, new means of transport for remote islands and mountainous areas, and emergency transport in the event of disasters. A roadmap has been formulated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) for the start of activities in 2023 and full-scale deployment in 2030.SOURCESkyDrive Inc., Suzuki Motor Corporation