- Hyundai revealed the new concept at the Farnborough Airshow
- The first eVTOL capable of intra-city travel will arrive in 2028
- Hyundai is also working on a hydrogen-powered vehicle for the 2030s
Supernal, which is owned by Hyundai Motor Group, has just revealed an eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft) concept cabin this week. The Supernal team reportedly teamed up with Hyundai’s design studios to develop this futuristic concept. Moreover, Hyundai will also partner with external partners in addition to over 50 company affiliates to gain a significant foothold in the AAM (Advanced Air Mobility) sector.
“The design embodies biomimicry philosophy – a butterfly in this case – and the Company’s pillars of safety above all, human-centered design and environmental responsibility,” Hyundai said in a release. This new concept was shown off at the Farnborough International Airshow, in the United Kingdom.
Hyundai said the designers and engineers used the reductive design which is crucial in creating lighter interior cabins. Additionally, the seats are ergonomically contoured to provide maximum comfort, while the deployable seat consoles appear fairly similar to car infotainment systems. This console also includes a storage compartment and charging ports for your wireless devices. The overhead lighting can reportedly change during the different stages of the journey for a “light therapy effect.”
The first eVTOL capable of intra-city travel could launch by 2028
Supernal’s eVTOL designed for passenger journeys within the city, will become operational in 2028, the company said. Furthermore, a hydrogen-based mid-size vehicle capable of travelling long distances will reportedly launch sometime during the 2030s.
“The Supernal eVTOL vehicle draws on the competence of the Hyundai Motor Group and the skillset of experienced automotive designers, which allowed us to develop a new air mobility concept that is not only safe and rational but also highly emotional,” Chief Creative Officer of Hyundai Motor Group, Luc Donckerwolke said.