Suzuki joins SkyDrive’s push to build an eVTOL flying car by 2025

Japanese eVTOL company SkyDrive has announced it’s going into partnership with Suzuki, as it works toward the development and full-scale production of a “compact, two-seating electric-powered flying car,” which it hopes to debut at the Osaka World Expo in 2025.

SkyDrive would appear to be Japan’s leading eVTOL project. Its parent company, charmingly named Cartivator, was founded on the back of a small investment by Toyota. Its CTO, Nobuo Kishi, joined the company after holding a “top post” at Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, and it partnered with electronics giant NEC on a demonstration aircraft back in 2019.