Tesla Has a New Rival With an Unusual Electric Vehicle

Alef unveiled a Model A prototype in October 2022 that it said would have a 200-mile driving range and 110-mile flying range. The Model A is all-electric, drivable on public roads and has vertical takeoff and landing capabilities. The car can carry one or two occupants…

The company’s CEO Jim Dukhovny said the company could have a Model Z by 2030 that would have longer driving and flying ranges and sell for $35,000 but only require a drone license, CNET reported.

Alef reached a milestone on June 27 that no one, has matched as the Federal Aviation Administration granted the EV company a Special Airworthiness Certification as the first such vehicle to receive legal approval to fly from the US government, according to a statement. The permit limits the locations and purposes for which Alef is permitted to fly.