Alef Aeronautics, a company focused on sustainable transportation, has revealed that it has received a significant number of pre-orders for its groundbreaking flying car. These pre-orders, which include deposits from individual customers and business-to-business agreements, signal a strong market demand for this innovative mode of transportation. Alef officially introduced its flying car on October 19, 2022, featuring a combination of traditional car elements with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities. The company started accepting pre-orders on the same day through its website, resulting in an impressive response. In a remarkable development on June 12, 2023, Alef achieved a milestone by becoming the first traditional electric car to secure a limited Special Airworthiness Certificate from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). This fully electric flying car, designed for on-road use and capable of vertical takeoff and landing with accommodation for one or two occupants, has garnered significant attention. Jim Dukhovny, the CEO of Alef, expressed enthusiasm about the robust demand for the flying car and thanked customers for their positive feedback. Despite acknowledging the journey ahead before deliveries commence, Dukhovny emphasized Alef’s dedication to revolutionizing transportation.

Alef, based in San Mateo, CA, was founded in 2015 in Palo Alto by Jim Dukhovny, Konstantin Kisly, Pavel Markin, and Oleg Petrov. Specializing in sustainable electric transportation, it’s backed by notable investors like Draper Associates, Impact VC, Draper B1, Bronco Ventures, and Strong VC. Recently, Alef announced a fundraising round, highlighting its commitment to advancing flying car technology. With a Special Airworthiness Certificate and significant pre-orders, Alef’s success underscores its dedication to pushing transportation innovation boundaries.