Alef Aeronautics, a company dedicated to environmentally friendly transportation, has unveiled that it has received numerous advance orders for its revolutionary flying car. These pre-orders, encompassing deposits from both individual customers and business-to-business agreements, indicate a strong demand for this innovative mode of transport. Alef officially introduced its flying car on October 19, 2022, blending traditional car elements with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities. Pre-orders for Alef’s fully electric flying car, designed for on-road use with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities, started on the same day through the company’s website, receiving an impressive response. On June 12, 2023, Alef achieved a milestone by securing a limited Special Airworthiness Certificate from the FAA, making it the first traditional electric car to do so. The CEO, Jim Dukhovny, expressed excitement about the strong demand, thanked customers for positive feedback, and emphasized Alef’s dedication to revolutionizing transportation despite the journey ahead before deliveries commence.

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