The Aska A5 is a fully electric mini-plane that can take off and land vertically and once its wings are folded, it can drive on the road thanks to its four-wheel drive. The Aska manufacturer unveiled the prototype of its electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) at CES this year.

The A5 is equipped with six rotors, four on the front wings and two on the rear wings, allowing the wings to fold backwards, making it possible to cruise on roads like an electric car, with a top speed of 112 km/h. It is road-legal, can carry four people, and can take off and land vertically in a small space, making it easy to store in a parking space.

 

400km Flight Range: New Mini-Plane Takes Off

Each rotor is equipped with its own independent lithium-ion battery and a “range extender” that runs on gasoline for safe landing in case of an issue. The device can be charged at an electric car charging station and Aska advertises a flight range of 400 kilometers and a maximum speed of 240 kilometers per hour.

Aska plans to obtain authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) within a month for test flights of its prototype and also plans to obtain approval to run the A5 on the highway. The Aska A5 is expected to be available in 2026 at a price of $789,000.